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American News Mar 21, 2022 6:09 AM EST

Parolee suspected in robbery, shooting of president of non-profit that 'works to reduce recidivism among parolees'

Curtis Edgleston was out on parole for robbery is accused of obbing, shooting and almost killing the head of a non-profit organization that purports to help keep parolees out of jail.

Parolee suspected in robbery, shooting of president of non-profit that 'works to reduce recidivism among parolees'
James Anthony Montreal QC

Curtis Edgleston, 22, who was out on parole for robbery, is accused of robbing, shooting and almost killing the head of a non-profit organization that purports to help keep parolees out of jail.

The 55-year-old as-yet-unnamed victim was in his truck at around 6:45pm with Edgleston Wednesday afternoon. Edgleston was working for him at the time. At the end of the work day, Edgleston allegedly shot the victim once in the face, twice in the chest, and twice more in the back as he was running away.

According CWB Chicago, "Edgleston is on parole for a robbery and two thefts that he committed while on probation for another theft case." One of the theft cases also started as a robbery case, but was plea-bargained down to theft.

Edgleston had known the victim for three days previously, when he came by the halfway house in which he was staying, and offered Edgleston work. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Loukas Kalliantasis, the 55-year-old victim is the president of a non-profit that "...works to reduce recidivism among parolees by developing life skills and providing job opportunities."

The victim is listed currently as being in serious condition and remains hospitalized.

The incident allegedly began with Edgleston asking for more money than the amount agreed upon for his day's work. The victim told Edgleston he refused, which is when Edgleston shot him.

At least two of the three cases for which he is still facing charges have involved violent action on Edgleston's part. In once case, he tried to choke a 15-year-old out after having robbed his cell phone. In another, he stole a woman's phone by force. In both cases, he has already confessed to the crimes.

Chicago police also suspect that Edgleston attempted a carjacking while he was fleeing the scene, but he hasn't been charged for that as of the time of this writing.

He is currently being held without bail.

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