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2 accused in Thanksgiving shooting, home invasion

Thanksgiving home-invasion arrests

Jester Jones, 27, and Delaneo Tillman, 31, are charged with being among three armed men who broke into an apartment in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood just after 12:30 a.m. Thursday. (Chicago Police photograph / November 30, 2013)

By Mitch SmithTribune reporter4:31 p.m. CST, November 30, 2013

Two men charged with breaking into a South Side apartment and shooting a man on Thanksgiving were ordered held on bail Saturday.

Prosecutors said Delaneo Tillman and Lester Jones were among three armed men who, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, broke into an apartment in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood.

A man in the apartment opened the door after he heard knocking, Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Lucafo said. When he tried to shut the door, Lucafo said, he was overpowered by Jones, Tillman and the third person.

The man in the apartment was knocked to the ground and assaulted by the trio, Lucafo said, before he ran toward the door to flee. As he escaped, Lucafo said, Jones shot him in the jaw. In the frenzy, Jones was also shot in his arm.

Police arrested Tillman, 31, outside the apartment complex. Jones, 27, went to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County for treatment and provided false information about his injury there, Lucafo said. Police investigated and arrested him a few hours later.

Both Jones and the victim were treated and released from hospitals, Lucafo said.

The third person involved in the incident hasn’t been charged.

Tillman, of the 6400 block of South Parnell Avenue, and Jones, of the 6200 block of South Talman Avenue, both face charges of aggravated battery, home invasion and attempted robbery.

In bond court Saturday, Cook County Judge Laura Marie Sullivan ordered Tillman held on $350,000 bail and Jones held on $700,000 bail. Jones appeared in court wearing a cast on the arm where he was shot. Tillman’s attorney declined to comment.

Tillman and Jones are admitted gang members, according to police records.  Both men are due back in court Thursday. | Twitter: @MitchKSmith