Two facing charges after being shot by off-duty sheriff’s deputy

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Eleazar J. Ramirez | Cook County sheriff’s office

Bond was set at $1 million for one of two men who were shot by an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy who witnessed them shooting at a vehicle Sunday night in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.

Eleazar Ramirez, 18, was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer with a weapon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and discharge of a firearm at an armed vehicle, all felonies, according to Chicago Police. David Alvarez, 23, was charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault to a protected public employee.

The deputy was eating in his car about 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 7000 block of South Kanst Drive when he saw two menarguing with people inside a nearby car, police said. He then saw the two pull out weapons and fire at the vehicle.

The deputy got out and identified himself as a police officer. The two turned around and pointed their guns at the deputy, who pulled out his own weapon and shot them, police said.

One suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, and the otherwas shot in the ankle, police said. They were both taken in good condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

Apolice source said both men are documented gang members.

Bond for Ramirez was set at $1 million Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office. His next court date is scheduled for July 5.

Court information for Alvarez was not immediately available.

Chicago Police investigate the scene where an off-duty sheriff’s deputy shot two alleged gang members who fired at a vehicle Sunday night in Marquette Park. | Network Video Productions

Chicago Police investigate the scene where an off-duty sheriff’s deputy shot two alleged gang members who fired at a vehicle Sunday night in Marquette Park. | Network Video Productions

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