People v. Lewis

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 102089
Decision Date: 
November 21, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,5th Div.
Justice: 
TAYLOR
Holding: 
Affirmed; mittimus corrected.
Defendant was convicted, after jury trial, of second degree murder. Victim walked toward Defendant after Defendant had displayed a gun to break up an ongoing fistfight in which victim was involved. As Defendant knew victim was unarmed and had never shot at other gang members, his use of force was unjustified and was not in self-defense. (McBRIDE and PALMER, concurring.)