Cops Nab Suspect in 14-Year-Old Shooting

Gilmore is paralyzed from the waist down

By Andrew Greiner
|  Thursday, Apr 8, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 AM CDT
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Danny Gilmore will never walk again.

The 14-year-old became paralyzed from the waist down after a gunman shot him while he walked to school Tuesday morning.

Though its little consolation, police believe they've caught the man who shot him three times.

Police arrested Antonio Simpson, 18, of the 2100 block of South Grove Street in Berwyn, Wednesday night and charged him with aggravated battery with a firearm, according to Chicago Breaking News.

Simpson allegedly came up from behind Gilmore Tuesday morning after he came out of a convenience store on West Chicago avenue.

Cops say it was a targeted attack but have not hinted at a motive.
Gilmore's cousin Laporcha Lofton says she's grateful he's alive, but still very frustrated.

"A lot of shootings been going on, a lot of people been getting killed around here. It's just sad. It needs to stop."

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