Monday, July 20, 2015 || By Michael Romain
Crowdfund Created to Raise Money for Embattled Former Businessman Paul Wade
A crowdfund has been created on the website GoFundMe for Maywood resident and former businessman Paul Wade, who was arrested on dog-fighting charges last week. Wade was the longtime proprietor of Wade’s Liquor & Grocery before it closed some time ago.
The fund, which was created on July 18, has an ostensible fundraising goal of $10,000. So far, 10 people have donated a total of $560 in the two days since the site’s been created.
Wade’s daughter, Shawn Wade, posted on her Facebook account on July 18 notifying users of the account.
“This is the OFFICIAL Go Fund me account! If there are any others I’m not affiliated!” she wrote.
A statement on the fund’s web page, signed by the ‘Wade family’, reads:
“As many of you know our father is facing troubling times. We have gotten many phone calls in regards to the situation and wanting to help out. This was the best way to do so to keep all donations centralized. We want to thank each and every one of you in advance and WHOLEHEARTEDLY! Keep us in your your prayers and all will be well [sic].”
To access the site, click here.
Sun-Times: Maywood Man Charged in Shooting
According to a Mon. July 20 Chicago Sun-Times report, a Maywood man has been charged with “shooting another man during an argument Friday morning in North Lawndale on the West Side.”
“Darnell Halmon, 41, faces a felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm for the attack that happened about 11:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Ridgeway, according to Chicago Police.”
The Sun-Times reports that Halmon got into a dispute with a 19-year-old male. Police say he pulled out a handgun and began shooting. According to a separate report published by the Chicago Tribune, Halmon (who the article notes is from North Lawndale) shot the man after “his son and the man argued about a car title,” according to prosecutors.
“The younger man suffered two graze wounds to his calf and was treated and released at the scene,” the Sun-Times notes.
Police say they arrested Halmon nearby not long after the shooting happened. On Sunday, a judge ordered Halmon held on $500,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. He’s due in court this Friday. VFP