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Man Pleads Guilty To Pulling Gun During North Side Soccer Game

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A gang member who pointed a loaded gun at soccer players while their children played nearby last summer at Montrose Harbor pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to a year in prison.

Jaime Gutierrez, 20, of the 3600 block of West Leland Avenue, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit Court to one count of unlawful use of a firearm, according to Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon.

Judge Sharon Sullivan then sentenced Gutierrez, who allegedly told police officers he was a gang member, to a year in prison.

Police responded about 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2012, to a report of a man with a gun in the park near West Montrose Drive and North Lake Shore Drive, police said at the time.

Officers were told that a man pulled a gun during an argument about a soccer game, police said. He pointed the weapon at several people, loudly repeating that he had a gun.

Several of the players had their families, including children, in the park at the time, according to police.

Gutierrez did not fire the weapon and no one was hurt, police said. A loaded handgun was recovered from the scene.

Gutierrez, who had been ordered held on a $90,000 bond, was also originally charged with possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of a firearm without a FOID card, possession of ammunition without a FOID card and reckless conduct.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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