An Oak Lawn man celebrating his 23rd birthday a few days early had his birthday ruined by a man now charged with aggravated assault.
Marcos Hermosillo attended the birthday party for the Oak Lawn man but was asked to leave after drinking shots of Tequila and Beer and then allegedly turning his attention to the birthday boy’s girlfriend, who he allegedly began charming.
The birthday boy and another friend escorted Hermosillo from the apartment and allegedly attempted to calm him down to persuade him to drive away. Hermosillo was reportedly reluctant to take the advice to leave and told the birthday boy and his friend that he “just wanted to talk”.
He allegedly then pulled a black handgun from his waistband and held it downward in front of himself. The birthday boy and his friend quickly got the hint and took off running back into the apartment. While safely inside the apartment, they called the Oak Lawn police stating that there was an armed man at the residence in the 9800 block of Karlov.
The police responded shortly after 1 a.m. on October 7th and immediately reported observing a male Hispanic man in jeans and a denim jacket running behind the building. The man allegedly walked westbound through the parking lot into the court yard causing the officer to move his vehicle to Keeler Avenue.
On Keeler, he found the man and others, including the complaining witness, who identified Hermosillo as the man with the gun. The officer said that when he asked Hermosillo if he had a gun on him, he said he did have a gun.
The police searched Hermosillo and found the gun which was loaded with a round chambered, a pocket knife and an extra magazine. Hermosillo was taken into custody despite arguing that he had a valid Conceal Carry License. He allegedly admitted, however, that he was drinking alcohol. The police took a PBT test to confirm that Hermosillo had been drinking.
Hermosillo, a 23 year old Hispanic male, with a Chicago address, was charged with aggravated assault and violating the conceal carry act for allegedly carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.