By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times
November 16, 2022
WHEATON, IL – Bond was denied for a man who is charged with opening fire on a group of people at Yorktown mall in DuPage County last week.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that bond was denied Monday for Ronald Grundy, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, who appeared at a bond hearing Tuesday morning where Judge John Kinsella granted the State’s motion to deny bond.
On November 14, 2022, Grundy and his alleged accomplice, Jakobi Kinsey, 24, of the 3200 block of W. Douglas Boulevard, Chicago, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $1 million. Both defendants have been charged with three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.
According to prosecutors, on November 11, 2022, at approximately 3:05 pm, Lombard police responded to a call of shots fired at the Yorktown Mall near the JC Penny parking lot. On scene, officers spoke with victims about the shooting. The victims, two males and one female, claimed they were at the mall when they were confronted by Kinsey and Grundy, who was wearing a ski mask. Allegedly one of the defendants asked the victims “you good?” at which time the victims continued to their vehicle. The victims further allege that the defendants then ran towards and entered their vehicle and drove towards the victims’ vehicle. The victims claim Grundy leaned out of the passenger side window and fired multiple shots at the victims, striking the female in the arm. It is alleged that Grundy and Kinsey then fled the scene.
During the investigation, Lombard police officers discovered five 9mm shell casings and further evidence that led to the arrest of Kinsey at his Chicago address. Grundy was taken into custody on November 14 at an address in Cook County.
“With the holiday shopping season just beginning, the allegations that these two defendants opened fire in the middle of the afternoon in the parking lot of a popular mall demonstrates a complete and utter disregard for public safety and the rule of law,” Berlin said. “In DuPage County, public safety is our top priority and the public can rest assured that law enforcement throughout the County will be on high alert and well prepared to protect our shoppers, merchants and restaurateurs from the type of violent behavior alleged today. Make no mistake, anyone who commits this type of violent crime in DuPage County will be apprehended, charged, aggressively prosecuted and, if found guilty, face a significant amount of time behind bars.”
Grundy is expected back in court on December 1, 2022, for arraignment, while Kinsey’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 2, 2022 for arraignment. Both cases will be heard in front of Judge Margaret O’Connell.
Photo: Ronald Grundy (left); Jakobi Kinsey (right). Credit: DuPage County State’s Attorney