No bond for man charged with fatal shooting of Jeremy Scullark on Chinatown feeder ramp off I-94

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Jeremiah Holt | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Jeremiah Holt | Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.

A 20-year-old man charged with the fatal shooting of Jeremy Scullark on Wednesday evening on the Dan Ryan Expressway near Chinatown has been ordered held without bond.

Jeremiah M. Holt faces charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, according to Illinois State Police.

Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Holt got out of a vehicle on the Chinatown feeder ramp off I-90/94 and fired into another vehicle on the ramp, state police said.

The 28-year-old Scullark was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:24 p.m., and another man in his vehicle was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found Scullark died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

Jeremy Scullark | Facebook

Jeremy Scullark | Facebook

A GoFundMe page to set up a memorial fund raised more than $11,000 in just four days.

His father, Laymon Latrell Scullark, posted on Facebook: “He was an amazing, talented go-getter! He had a smile that would light up the room, and highly intelligent. Jeremy was also a good kid and growing to be a better young man. This is heartbreaking as well as senseless. We have got to do better as a people, do better for the young men out here!”

Holt ran off after the shooting, but was taken into custody after a brief foot chase, state police said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

While pursuing Holt, Chicago Police officers driving north on Shields Avenue with lights and sirens activated collided with a vehicle that was eastbound on 31st Street, Chicago Police said. The squad car then ricocheted into another vehicle that was westbound on 31st, while the eastbound vehicle crashed into two unoccupied parked vehicles.

Two officers were taken to a hospital, where one was listed in serious condition and the other was in good condition, police said. A 39-year-old woman in the eastbound vehicle and a 55-year-old man from the westbound vehicle were both taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said none of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening.

Other Chicago Police officers apprehended Holt after the crash and he was turned over to state police, Guglielmi said.

On Saturday, Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Holt held at Cook County Jail without bond, court records show. The Englewood resident was due back in court on Monday.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call Illinois State Police at (847) 294-4400.

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