Romeoville man denied bail in shooting after peace event; victim paralyzed below the waist

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A Romeoville man was ordered held without bail after he was accused of shooting a man he bumped into at a peace event and had known 15 years.

Kareem Hood, 43, was accused of shooting a man in the 1300 block of West Division Street after a peace event in March. He was charged with first-degree attempt murder and arrested July 8, prosecutors said.

The day of the shooting, March 28, Hood had crossed paths with the victim at a soul food peace event, but had earlier disagreements with the 49-year-old man, prosecutors said.

The victim left the event and dropped off two people with his daughter riding along with him. At some point, the victim noticed he was being followed by Hood. Once he entered an intersection, prosecutors said, someone opened fire, wounding the victim, who is now paralyzed from the waist down.

Hood’s vehicle was captured on video surveillance following the victim’s car, prosecutors said.

Hood’s lawyer said he is a licensed barber who offers youth barber training programs and has no violent history in his background.

He was denied bail and was scheduled to appear in court July 19.

dawilliams@chicagotribune.com

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