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Man charged with shooting at officers collapses in bond court

Marco Dipaolo | Chicago Police

A man charged with firing a gun at Chicago Police officers early Thursday in the University Village neighborhood collapsed during his bond hearing Saturday.

Marco Dipaolo, 22, collapsed during an epileptic seizure just before 2 p.m. in the Cook County Criminal Courthouse, 2650 S. California, according to Fire Media Affairs and Dipaolo’s private attorney, Thomas A. Durkin. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

Dipaolo, of the 1000 block of West Taylor Street, was charged with three felony counts of attempted murder, a felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, according to Chicago Police.

He was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday when Monroe District officers where fired at while responding to reports of a person with a gun in the 800 block of South Miller Street, police said. Dipaolo resisted arrest as officers tried to take him into custody.

No one was struck by gunfire, but nearby property was damaged, police said. A weapon was recovered.

His bond was set at $500,000, according to Cook County Circuit Court records. He was expected to next appear in court on Monday.