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Guilty plea in Flossmoor downtown shooting ends case against man

Nearly two years after a shooting in downtown Flossmoor electrified the community, an Indiana man has pleaded guilty to a hate crime and reckless discharge of a firearm, both felonies. Bryan Oedzes made the guilty plea Thursday in the Markham courthouse, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Oedzes. 46, of Dyer, Ind., was accused of firing a shot toward a man who was walking through downtown Flossmoor at 11:30 p.m. on Aug.22, 2016. In court on Thursday, Oedzes apologized to the shooting victim, who was present, Simonton . . .

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