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UIC student accused of pointing gun at fellow students

  • (Chicago Tribune file photo)
(Chicago Tribune file photo)
October 22, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A University of Illinois at Chicago student was arrested Sunday night after he was accused of pointing a gun at four students, county prosecutors said.

Zachary Mutter, 25, of the 900 block of South Ashland Avenue, was arrested just east of the university's medical campus in the 1500 block of West Polk Street after he was identified by the group of students, all men in their 20s, a police report said.

"That's him," the students allegedly told campus police when they spotted him walking on Polk Street.

According to the police report, Mutter pulled an unregistered Glock from its holster and pointed it at a man walking across the street immediately after telling the students, who were working as campus security patrols, that the man had tried to attack him and he needed help.

The students told police they never saw an assault take place, and as the man continued to walk away Mutter allegedly turned the gun on them.

When police caught up with Mutter later that evening and performed a pat-down he did not have the gun, the police report said, but he admitted to having the gun in his house. He allowed police to search his home.

Police found the Glock, loaded with 15 live rounds, in Mutter's nightstand, the report said.

Mutter was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Tuesday afternoon and ordered held on $30,000 bond.

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