Bucktown Gas Station Incident: Criminal Shoots Himself, Faces Ten-Year Sentence

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  • Source: CWBChicago
  • 12/28/2023
After inadvertently shooting himself in the butt inside a Bucktown gas station on July 9, 2022, anti-violence specialist and 19-time convicted criminal Gregory Sherman has just now learnt his fate. The event led to Sherman's ten-year prison term for owning the weapon that injured him.

Sherman reportedly arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital in July 2022 bearing a gunshot wound to the buttocks. According to the prosecution, the bullet reached his right foot after piercing his left butt cheek. Officials from the Chicago Police Department said he first reported hearing a fight outside a dispensary on the 1500 block of North Milwaukee while he was shutting the business. As he passed past, he heard gunshots and felt the impact.

Later on, the Chicago man tried and failed to have his remarks to the police concealed during his trial on the grounds that he was impaired by prescription narcotics when questioned by security. Determining that more cops had gone to a report at the Shell petrol station at 1768 West Armitage at the same time as the Chicago guy was speaking with them, investigators gradually put the pieces together.

According to the 911 dispatchers, a man shot himself in the butt and then bolted from the store. Sherman was reportedly waiting in line at the gas station when a spark burst near his back pocket while he adjusted his jeans, according to CCTV footage.

"The Chicago man jumped and then hobbled out of the gas station back to his vehicle"—that was the prosecutor's testimony during Sherman's bail hearing following the flash. He allegedly then veered off the road to deliver a "black object" to someone near the petrol stations before escaping. Although authorities did find a spent cartridge on the floor of the petrol station, they were unable to locate the firearm.

Judge Mary Brosnahan handed down a 10-year jail term to Sherman, who, on occasion, acted as his own counsel throughout his trial this past summer. Sherman was found guilty of Class X armed habitual criminal.

In addition to a 2006 conviction for robbery, Sherman received four 10-year terms in 2015 for robbery of taxi drivers. He received an 18-year jail term for the second offense.

In addition to his 6 years for felon in possession of a firearm in 2006, 6 years for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in 2006, 3 years for conspiracy to bring cannabis into a penal institution in 2003, 2 years for theft in 1999, 1 year for possessing cannabis in 1999, 12 years for armed robbery in 2003, 3 years for forgery in 2001, 2 years for conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with a firearm in 1999, 3 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2003, 3 years for conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with a firearm in 2003, 3 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2003, and two 3-year sentences for narcotics in 1997.


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