by James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

June 3, 2021

CHICAGO — Michael Williams, 30, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated violence, and felony gun possession for the shooting of his toddler and ex-girlfriend Tuesday night, which occurred after Williams persistently contacted and texted his 30-year-old ex.  The former couple had three children, including a 20-month-old boy who was being held by Williams’ ex-girlfriend.

Chicago Police said a POD camera captured Williams walking into the gangway of the woman’s building around 11:45 p.m.  According to CPD, the victim heard pounding on her kitchen door and spotted Williams standing outside.

CPD said Williams fired multiple shots into the apartment after breaking the glass window on the door with his hands.  Williams’ ex-girlfriend was grazed on the finger and the back.  The 20-month-old was wounded in the legs several times.  CPD sources said the child was still recovering in a local hospital.

Williams was pulled over early Wednesday in the 7200 block of North Sheridan.  When he was captured, he was bleeding from a cut hand, and blood was matched to the broken glass of the victims’ kitchen window.  CPD said a .40-caliber handgun was also found in Williams’ possession.   Under interrogation, Williams confessed to detectives that he fired at the two victims.

In 2011, Williams was sentenced to a year of conditional discharge endangering the life of another child he had with the current female victim.  Williams, a father of four, is a general laborer for Midwest Cannabis Corp.

Williams was ordered jailed without bail by Judge Mary Marubio on Thursday and is scheduled to appear in court again on June 11.