Bail denied for Chicago man accused of striking officer with car on Lake Shore Drive, second suspect charged
CHICAGO - One man was denied bail and another was granted it after a Chicago police officer was struck by a fleeing car on Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park Friday night.
Police say Tajze Mullins, 23, of Chicago was arrested at 8:39 p.m. just moments after he allegedly hit an officer with a vehicle in the 1100 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive.
Mullins was denied bond during his court appearance Sunday.
Officers pulled Mullins over near the Museum Campus because the vehicle he was in was wanted in connection to an aggravated battery of a police officer earlier this month.
When officers approached the vehicle, Mullins allegedly put the car in reverse, struck officer and fled.
An officer fired shots during the incident, but no one was struck.
He was tracked down by police and arrested in the 7100 block of South Lafayette Avenue.
While he was in police custody, he tried to escape by climbing into the ceiling. The proffer said "defendant caused extensive damage to the ceiling, electrical, and duct work while in the ceiling."
Mullins was charged with four felonies including attempted murder, assault of a peace officer and escaping a peace officer. He also has warrants for his arrest in Texas.
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Police say Shaquile Fisher, 29, was with Mullins during the incident and fled the scene on foot. He was later arrested and charged with illegally possessing a firearm.
Fisher also appeared in bond court Sunday and was ordered $75,000 bail with 10% to apply.
Their next court date is March 21.