Bond denied for man accused of opening fire at Yorktown Mall in Lombard

Ronald Grundy

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton have announced that bond has been denied for a man accused of opening fire at the Yorktown Mall on Nov. 11.

Ronald Grundy, 22, of Louisville, Ky., appeared at a bond hearing where Judge John Kinsella granted the state’s motion to deny bond. On Nov. 14, Grundy’s alleged accomplice, Jakobi Kinsey 24, of Chicago, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $1 million with 10 percent to apply.

Both men have been charged with three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm—at a person or vehicle (Class 1 felony) and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm (Class X felony).

On Nov. 11 at approximately 3:05 p.m., officers with the Lombard Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the Yorktown Mall near the JC Penny parking lot. Upon their arrival, officers spoke with victims of the shooting. It is alleged that the victims, two males and one female, were at the mall when they were confronted by Kinsey and Grundy, who was wearing a ski mask.

It is alleged that one of the defendants asked the victims “you good?” at which time the victims continued to their vehicle. It is further alleged that the defendants then ran towards and entered their vehicle and drove towards the victims’ vehicle. It is alleged that Grundy leaned out of the passenger side window and fired multiple shots at the victims, striking the female in the arm. It is alleged that the defendants then fled the scene.

An investigation conducted by the Lombard Police Department led authorities to a Chicago address where Kinsey was taken into custody on Nov. 12. On Nov. 14, Grundy was taken into custody from an address in Cook County.

When processing the scene, officers found five 9mm spent casings. The female victim was treated at a local hospital where she underwent surgery to remove the bullet.

“With the holiday shopping season just beginning, the allegations that these two defendants opened fire in the middle of the afternoon in the parking lot of a popular mall demonstrates a complete and utter disregard for public safety and the rule of law,” Berlin said. “In DuPage County, public safety is our top priority and the public can rest assured that law enforcement throughout the county will be on high alert and well prepared to protect our shoppers, merchants and restaurateurs from the type of violent behavior alleged. Make no mistake: anyone who commits this type of violent crime in DuPage County will be apprehended, charged, aggressively prosecuted and, if found guilty, face a significant amount of time behind bars. Thankfully, the injury sustained by the victim does not appear to be life-threatening.

“I commend the Lombard Police Department for their rapid response and outstanding efforts in the quick identification and apprehension of the defendants in this case. I thank the Department of Homeland Security, DuMeg and the Chicago Police Department for their assistance.”

“We would like to thank our law enforcement partners from Homeland Security, DuMeg, the Chicago Police Department and State’s Attorney Bob Berlin’s office,” Newton said. “Our Investigations Unit did exceptional swift work to bring these offenders into custody. Yorktown is a great place to shop and dine, this was an unfortunate isolated incident.”

Grundy’s next court appearance is scheduled Dec. 1 for arraignment. Kinsey’s next court appearance is scheduled Dec. 2 for arraignment. Both cases will be heard in front of Judge Margaret O’Connell.