Alphonso Walton charged with shooting man in Garfield Park liquor store


A security guard has been charged with shooting and critically wounding a man Wednesday inside a liquor store in Garfield Park on the West Side.

Alphonso Walton, 40, is charged with one felony count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago police.

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Alphonso Walton

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Alphonso Walton
Chicago police

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Walton was working as a security guard about 11:30 p.m. when he and the 28-year-old man got into an argument inside Madison Food, Wine and Spirits, 3900 W. Madison St., police said. The argument turned physical and Walton shot the man three times, hitting him in the back and leg.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Walton, who lives in Roseland, was taken into custody at the scene, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing on Saturday.

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