Cicero cop shot by parolee from California, prosecutors say

CHICAGO — A California man has been charged with shooting a Cicero police officer in a wild shootout near I-55 on Thursday.

Daniel Mageo, 27, was denied bail Saturday during a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, 2650 S. California Ave. Mageo was previously convicted of human trafficking and had outstanding warrants for a parole violation and a sex offense.

"He is the poster child for no bail and that’s exactly what he’s going to get," Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr., said. "No bail."

Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte, 32, was shot three times Thursday on Cicero Avenue near I-55 in Chicago. He and his partner were in uniform in an unmarked squad car when they tried to stop a black Mercedes that was driving erratically.

The officers boxed in the car, prosecutors said, and Mageo got out shooting. The officers returned fire, but Duarte was shot in his shoulder, hip and leg before Mageo took off running, authorities said.

A good Samaritan with a concealed carry license got of his car and fired shots toward Mageo, but missed, according to Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Guy Lisuzzo. Mageo continued to shoot at police, but Duarte's partner was able to stop him by shooting the man multiple times in his ankle and leg.

Mageo then yelled at the officer that he should kill him, Lisuzzo said. Mageo had a semiautomatic gun with an extended clip; he had fired every bullet.

Mageo was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated battery. He remained hospitalized Saturday and did not appear in court.

Cicero police Supt. Jerry Chlada Jr. said Duarte continues to recover at Mount Sinai Hospital.

"He’s doing much better," Chlada said. "He’s resting comfortably. He had two surgeries so far. Yesterday was a long day for him. He was in surgery for five hours. But everything went well and he’s resting comfortably right now."