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Homewood police: Car theft victim fired shots, charged as ‘habitual criminal’

The victim of a vehicle theft was himself taken into custody on Dec. 23 and charged by Homewood Police with firearms crimes for shooting after his car as it drove away.

Shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, Tyrone Hymon left his vehicle unoccupied and running in a parking lot at the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood.

An unknown person or people entered the car and drove away. Hymon, a resident of Columbus, Georgia, chased after the vehicle on foot as it drove down Halsted Street.

While chasing the vehicle, police allege Hymon fired a gun in its direction, before he was struck by a second vehicle.

Homewood police and paramedics arrived on the scene, where EMTs treated Hymon, 36, for minor injuries related to being hit by the second vehicle.

Later, Homewood police recovered shell casings from the area, and say an investigation revealed Hymon to be the person who discharged a firearm in the incident.

They arrested Hymon, and on Dec. 24 he was charged with three felony counts including aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and one count for being an “armed habitual criminal.”

At a hearing on Dec. 25, a Cook County judge issued a $100,000 D bond for Hymon.

Police continue to investigate the motor vehicle theft. Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (708) 206-3420.

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