Loyola Phoenix

Man Charged in Rogers Park Shooting One Month Later

Max Chessher, 29, was charged in a July 27 shooting in Rogers Park.

A man was charged with the July shooting in Rogers Park which left a 17-year-old male injured blocks from Loyola’s campus.

Max Chessher, 29, was arrested August 30 after video surveillance revealed his identity, according to Chicago Police. It was unclear if the surveillance showed him committing the crime. He was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm.

An investigative alert — a notice among police departments to take someone into custody based on information indicating they were involved in a crime — was issued for Chessher. He was located by police at the 6500 block of North Artesian, then placed into custody and “charged accordingly,” police said.

The shooting, which occurred around 3:30 a.m. July 27, was on the 6500 block of North Winthrop Avenue. The original report indicated the shooting occurred on North Sheridan Road, but further investigation confirmed the actual location was North Winthrop Avenue, police said.

It’s one of three shootings in two consecutive days, The Phoenix previously reported.

Chessher is known to police, but the Chicago Police Department (CPD) didn’t provide further details.

This instance of charging an offender with a violent crime is rare. In recent years, CPD’s solve rate has been shockingly low around Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, The Phoenix previously reported. The 2017 solve rate for aggravated battery or aggravated assault offenses was reportedly just under 37 percent.

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