Man Shot Over Lost Cell Phone

Police release surveillance images of shooter

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012  |  Updated 3:19 PM CDT
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Surveillance Images of Cell Phone Shooter

Police believe the man in the denim shirt shot another man who refused to pay a reward to get his cell phone back.

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Forest Park police released surveillance images Sunday of a man who they say shot another man over a cell phone.

The shooting happened around 2:55 p.m. Saturday, at a 7-11 store at Roosevelt Road and Des Plaines Avenue.

The victim, who had earlier lost his cell phone, arranged to meet a man at the 7-11 who claimed to have found it. But the man who found the phone demanded a reward before he would return it. When the victim refused to pay, the other man pulled out a gun and shot him, police said.

The victim was rushed to Loyola Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a bullet wound to his neck. He remains in critical condition.

Police described the suspected shooter as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He wore a long, denim shirt and dark jeans with designs or rips in the legs, and dark boots. His hair was either braided or in short curls, and he has a chipped tooth.

A woman who was with the shooter was in her early teens or 20s, also black, and wearing a gray hoodie, dark jeans and white shoes. Police think she has braids in her hair, with bleached tips.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call police at 708-366-2425.

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