CHICAGO — When prosecutors indicted Trevius Hill for shooting a 17-year-old boy in Rogers Park two years ago, he said two surveillance cameras captured the shooting.
Last week, Hill reached a plea bargain with prosecutors. They dropped 10 felony charges, including all eight counts of attempted murder. In exchange, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to his three counts of firearm possession and was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.
Days after the Aug. 16 shooting, prosecutors said a group of people were gambling on a sidewalk in the 2000 block of West Chase when Hill walked in and asked if he was gang banging. rice field. When they did not answer him, Hill pulled out a gun and fired 11 shots into the group, who, according to his original claims, hit a 17-year-old who collapsed nearby.
Video from a nearby grocery store showed Hill buying a bottle of water, walking out, approaching the group and opening fire.
Less than an hour after the shooting, police stopped Hill about a block from the scene of the crime. Prosecutors said he had a handgun loaded in his pocket but was low on ammunition. Shell casings recovered from the shooting site were said to match ammunition in Hill’s gun.
Hill confirmed in the video that he was the man who came out of the grocery store buying water. However, he denied that he was the man seen shooting in the same video. However, according to prosecutors, Hill’s hair was in a ponytail when officers arrested him.
Hill pleaded guilty last week to two counts of possession of a firearm and aggravated illegal use of a weapon in a previous conviction, according to court records. Judge Michael Hood handed down sentences of two, six, and seven years, respectively. Hood ordered a series of sentences, resulting in a 15-year sentence.
Hill’s sentence was commuted by 50% for good manners and credit was given to him for the 823 days he spent in prison before being sentenced. He is scheduled to be released on parole on February 3, 2028.
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