Man denied bond in ex-wife's murder, stepson's shooting
June 14, 2007 -- Bond was denied Thursday for a 53-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and shooting his stepson in the face earlier this week in the Ashburn neighborhood.
Cook County Criminal Court Associate Judge Colleen Ann Hyland denied bond for Gail Bullock, according to Cook County State's Attorney's office spokesman Andy Conklin. She set a preliminary hearing for July 3.
Bullock, of 8229 S. Francisco Ave., was charged Wednesday with one count each of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife, Jacqueline Bullock-Williams, and the shooting of his 14-year-old stepson on Tuesday, Conklin said.
Bullock had called his ex-wife to come to his home to pick up her mail, according to prosecutors. Before heading to her ex-husband's home on Tuesday, Bullock-Williams attended her son's graduation.
The mother and son then went to Bullock's home about noon, and while inside the residence, Bullock pulled out a 22-caliber handgun and fired at his stepson, hitting the teen in the face, prosecutors alleged.
Bullock-Williams and her son ran out of the residence, and Bullock pursued them with the gun in hand, prosecutors said during the bond hearing. The mother and son ran into a gangway across the street from the home, where Bullock repeatedly shot his ex-wife, prosecutors alleged.
Prosecutors accused Bullock of shooting his ex 10 times, with seven of the bullets lodging in her body. Bullock-Williams suffered two through-and-through gunshots to the right thigh, and a through-and-through shot to her breast. She also was shot four times in the breast/chest area, once in the abdomen, twice in the face -- one shot entered the right eye and the other the left cheek, according to prosecutors.
The teen was shot in the left cheek and the bullet lodged in his left jaw.
After the shooting, Bullock left his ex-wife and stepson in the gangway and fled in a rented car, according to court records. He was captured by Indiana State Police later Tuesday southbound on I-65.
Police had surrounded the house, initially believing Bullock had holed up inside. When officers stormed the home, he was gone.
Bullock-Williams and her son were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday. The teen survived.
Neighbors who regularly spoke to Bullock said he told them he was hurt by the divorce, and unhappy about not being invited to his former stepson's graduation.
Bullock has a felony conviction from 1987 for attempted robbery and aggravated battery, for which he was sentenced to 30 months probation, according to court records. He also failed to appear once for a court proceeding.
Sun-Times News Group Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2006
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