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Anita Alvarez
Cook County State's Attorney
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Chicago, IL 60602
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January 22, 2014

Cook County Prosecutors Secure 25-year Sentence
In Nightclub Shooting On City's Near South Side

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting a nightclub employee during a 2009 altercation that left the victim, a military veteran, with permanent disabilities, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Dorenzo Moore, 27, was previously convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm for shooting a man working security at the Island City Social Club in Chicago’s New City neighborhood on Oct. 10, 2009. 

According to prosecutors, Moore was upset that he had been thrown out of the club for being drunk and disorderly and he approached the victim, a combat veteran of the U.S. military, and pulled out a revolver.  The victim attempted to flee down a gangway and was shot in the left leg.  Moore then fled the scene in his vehicle. 

Multiple witnesses recognized Moore as a regular at the club and police were able to obtain a picture of him.  Chicago Police located and arrested Moore in January of 2010 and he was charged with the shooting.  

As a result of the shooting injury, the victim had a metal rod permanently inserted into his leg and he is unable to run, stand for long periods of time, or lift heavy items.

Cook County Judge Angela Petrone sentenced Moore to the 25 year prison term during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago.

State’s Attorney Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Sanju Oommen and Krystyn Dilillo for their work on this case.


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