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Man who threatened Boystown shooting captured
by Matt Simonette
2018-05-03

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Shane Sleeper, who was mistakenly released by authorities even after a litany of charges, including terrorism and hate crime charges, were issued by Cook County prosecutors earlier this week, was apprehended the afternoon of May 3 at an Uptown apartment.

Sleeper's capture was first reported on the CWB Chicago blog.

Sleeper was accused of issuing threats this past winter against staff and patrons of Sidetrack nightclub in Boystown, allegedly threatening to perpetrate a shooting on a scale like that of the Pulse nightclub incident in Orlando. He was being held in Cook County Jail and faced a number of misdemeanor charges. Prosecutors presented a number of new felony charges, comprising some 10 different cases, on May 1.

But a bureaucratic snafu subsequently resulted in Sleeper's accidental release. He was apprehended without incident however in an apartment building on the 4800 block of North Clark Street. The apartment belonged to a friend of Sleeper's.

CWB Chicago's report is at http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/exclusive-fugitive-who-threatened.html?m=1.

Earlier coverage at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Man-who-threatened-Boystown-shooting-mistakenly-released/62784.html.


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