Parolee robbed and shot president of non-profit that ‘works to reduce recidivism among parolees’

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Curtis Edgleston, 22, who was out on parole for robbery, is accused of robbing, shooting and almost killing the head of a non-profit organization that purports to help keep parolees out of jail.

The 55-year-old as-yet-unnamed victim was in his truck at around 6:45pm with Edgleston Wednesday afternoon. Edgleston was working for him at the time. At the end of the work day, Edgleston allegedly shot the victim once in the face, twice in the chest, and twice more in the back as he was running away.

According CWB Chicago, “Edgleston is on parole for a robbery and two thefts that he committed while on probation for another theft case.” One of the theft cases also started as a robbery case, but was plea-bargained down to theft.

Edgleston had known the victim for three days previously, when he came by the halfway house in which he was staying, and offered Edgleston work. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Loukas Kalliantasis, the 55-year-old victim is the president of a non-profit that “…works to reduce recidivism among parolees by developing life skills and providing job opportunities.”

The victim is listed currently as being in serious condition and remains hospitalized.

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