Suburban men charged with attempted murder in Hoffman Estates shooting

  • Rasool Haleem

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Updated 12/8/2016 7:33 PM

Two suburban men have been charged with attempted murder as a result of a Dec. 1 drug deal that ended with a McHenry man being shot in the face outside a Hoffman Estates sports bar.

Eighteen-year-old Louis Segovia, of Arlington Heights, who prosecutors say drove the getaway car, was ordered held on $2 million bail Thursday. The car's owner, Rasool Haleem, 31, of Streamwood, was arrested earlier this week and is also being held on $2 million bail.

 

Authorities said the shooter remains at large, and the investigation is ongoing. The McHenry man, 26, remains in intensive care at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Prosecutors describe the shooting, which took place around 10:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Poplar Prairie Stone Crossing shopping center, as a drug deal gone bad.

They say the McHenry man -- who was accompanied by a witness -- arranged to sell marijuana to the man authorities described as the shooter. At one point during the transaction, the witness said he heard the shooter threaten the McHenry man and point a gun at him, said Cook County assistant state's attorney Maureen McGee. She said the McHenry man then gave the shooter a shoe box containing marijuana.

As the shooter ran to Haleem's car, the McHenry man "instructed the witness to follow (the shooter), which the witness did," said McGee.

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The McHenry man then chased Haleem's car on foot, authorities said. The witness said he heard a gunshot and, turning toward the noise, saw the shooter running away and the McHenry man on the ground with a gunshot wound to his face, McGee said.

The bullet remains lodged in the man's aorta, but he is able to speak and he identified the shooter in a photo array, McGee said. A representative from Lutheran General did not return a call seeking information on the man's condition.

Haleem appeared in bond court Monday. Segovia was arrested Tuesday and appeared in bond court Thursday. Prosecutors say Segovia made statements corroborating the witness' accounts. They also say some of the events were captured on videotape.

Both Segovia and Haleem next appear in court on Dec. 22. If convicted, they face up to 30 years in prison.

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