Man Charged With Attempted First Degree Murder at Children’s Indoor Amusement Park

by T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

November 15, 2021

VILLA PARK, IL — Charges have been filed against a Chicago man accused of shooting another man at an indoor amusement park in Villa Park, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin.

Meco Norris, 25, of the 3000 block of N. Spaulding Avenue, appeared in court this morning for a bond hearing, where Judge Michael Reidy set bond at $1 million.  Norris has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a fire arm, and reckless discharge of a firearm.

On November 13, 2021, at approximately 6:56 p.m., the Villa Park and Lombard Police Departments responded to a report of shots fired at Safari Land, located at 701 W. North Avenue in Villa Park.

According to Villa Park police, Norris and his victim were both at Safari Land when Norris pulled out a weapon and shot his victim three times, once in the right chest, once in the right shoulder, and once in the right elbow.

After fleeing the crime scene, Norris was apprehended without incident the next day at his home.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and released later in the evening.

Norris is scheduled for arraignment on December 17, 2021.