Indianapolis man who shot at Chicago VA charged

Chicago News USA

Published: Aug 13th, 2019 – 1:53pm (EDT)

Updated: Aug 13th, 2019 – 3:26pm (EDT)

CHICAGO (WTHR) — An Indianapolis man has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm at a Chicago VA on Monday.

Bernard Harvey, Jr., 40, was taken into custody after shots were fired outside at the Chicago Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Harvey entered the VA hospital with a rifle. That’s when police stopped him and asked him to drop the gun.

He was charged with one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Harvey was previously convicted of multiple felonies, including gun offenses and was not legally allowed to have a firearm.

The rifle in Harvey’s possession was reported stolen last month, according to police.

The 200-bed hospital on Chicago’s West Side provides care to about 62,000 military veterans.

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