December 14, 2015
BRIDGEVIEW, IL -Charles Holmes, 23, of Chicago was ordered to surrender his weapons, FOID card and conceal-carry permit by a Cook Country judge.
Charles Holmes, 23, of Chicago, appeared before Judge Peter Felice on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm. Holmes had gotten into a verbal altercation with another male patron who he accused of flirting with his girlfriend, police said.
When employees told Holmes to leave the bowling alley, police said he went back to his vehicle to retrieve his gun. Holmes confronted the same patron and raised the weapon over his head. According to the charges, the other man grabbed the gun and the two got into a struggle. Holmes fired off a shot into the floor.
Police apprehended Holmes as he ran out the back entrance of the bowling alley.
No one was struck or injured inside the bowling alley when the gun was fired, police said. The assistant public defender told the judge that Holmes was a student at Chicago State University. He had a valid FOID card and conceal carry permit.
Holmes has a prior theft conviction in 2012, for which he received supervision, prosecutors said.
Judge Felice told the student he was likely to lose his conceal carry permit. “You had no business taking the gun into a place that serves alcohol,” the judge said. “You should have learned that in [conceal carry] class.