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Two years later, Oak Park cops arrest man in drive-by shooting

Shooting of Berwyn man took place on South Oak Park Avenue

April 9th, 2018 12:26 PM

Rasheed Mujkovic

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have filed charges against Rasheed Mujkovic, 25, for his connection to the drive-by shooting of a Berwyn man in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue in 2016.

Police said in a press release that they charged Mujkovic with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, in what they believe was a gang-related shooting that took place on May 28, 2016, at about 2:30 a.m.

Mujkovic already was in custody in Chicago on an unrelated charge of first-degree murder for an incident that took place within a few hours of the Oak Park shooting, according to police. He is being held in Cook County Correctional Center on charges related to the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Chicago man at a gas station in the Chicago neighborhood of Portage Park.

Oak Park police said they linked Mujkovic to the shooting through forensic evidence.

On the night of the shooting, the Berwyn man, 21, and three companions exited the CTA Blue Line station and headed south on South Oak Park Avenue. They exchanged words with the occupants of a parked sedan.

Shortly thereafter, the sedan slowly approached the men, and one shot was fired from what witnesses believe to be the driver's side window of the vehicle. The vehicle then sped off southbound on Oak Park Avenue.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and was treated at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. He recovered from the gunshot wounds, which police said were considered serious. Police said no motive was determined in the shooting.

"These charges coming nearly two years after the incident underscores the Oak Park Police Department's never-give-up approach to crime investigation," Oak Park Police Chief Anthony Ambrose said in the press release. "Incidents of this kind tend to make a splash and then quickly fade from public attention. But in this department, the investigation never ends until the case is closed."

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