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Teen slain in Back of the Yards
A 17-year-old boy died after he was shot in the left shoulder and the groin as he stood on a sidewalk in front of 4515 S. Paulina at 6:36 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. Edward Black was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:31 p.m. No one is in custody.
Shot in the knee during robbery
A 33-year-old man was shot in the knee in a crime that occurred in the 6600 block of South Albany at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. He was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Police later said the shooter attempted to rob the victim before fleeing on foot. No one is in custody.
Shot in the leg on Washtenaw
A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg as he stood outside in the 6300 block of South Washtenaw at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. No one is custody.
Woman shot in apartment
A 28-year-old woman was shot in the left side while she was in an apartment in the 2200 block of West 50th Street at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. No one is in custody. Police did not say is the shot was fired from inside the building or not.
Shot as he walks down street
A 26-year-old man was shot in the left knee as he walked outside in the 5300 block of South California at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. No one is in custody.
Girl shot in West Elsdon alley
A 17-year-old girl was shot in the right thigh as she walked in an alley in the 3700 block of West 56th Place at 1:27 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. She was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition. Police said the shooting was the result of an exchange of gunfire in the area, but did not say if the girl was a target. No one is in custody.
Teen in critical condition after shooting
A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times in the body as he stood near a sidewalk in the 4400 block of South Lavergne at 7:49 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The teen was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. No one is in custody.
Boy shot during robbery
A 16-year-old boy was shot in both legs as he was being robbed outside in the 6400 block of South St. Louis at 3:37 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was reported in fair condition. Police said the crime started when two robbers approached the victim and demanded his valuables. One pulled a pistol and fired at the victim. The two offenders then ran away and are still at large.
Two shot at 79/Kedzie
Two men ages 41 and 45 were shot as they sat in a vehicle in the 7900 block of South Kedzie at about 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The younger man was struck in the arm and leg. The older man was struck in the arm. Both took themselves to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where they were listed in good condition. No one is in custody.
Man mum after being shot in the arm
A 32-year-old man was shot in the forearm in an incident that apparently occurred in the 5200 block of South Campbell at about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Police said the victim was “very uncooperative with officers and refused to answer any questions about the shooting.” No one is custody.
Two shot in the buttocks
Two men ages 20 and 46 were shot in the buttocks as they stood in front of a home in the 4600 block of South Wood at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. Both victims were transported to different hospitals, where they were listed in good condition. Police said the shooter fired from a grey sedan. No one is in custody.
Bust man at MDW baggage area
A 40-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with criminal trespass to state land after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, July 16. Sriram Raju Iyer, of the 5300 block of South Pulaski, allegedly was spotted in the baggage claim area without authorization, a CPD spokesman said, adding that Iyer knocked over a potted plant at the scene. A month earlier, Iyer was arrested near 63rd and Claremont and charged with trespassing.
Say man violated court order
A 20-year-old man from Indianapolis was charged with violating an order of protection after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 10:47 p.m. Sunday, July 16.
Cayetano de La Rosa was apprehended without incident. Police offered no other details.
Bust man at bank branch
A 63-year-old Englewood man was charged with aggravated identity theft, forgery and possession of a fake ID after he was arrested at the Chase Bank branch at 5687 S. Archer, at 1:15 p.m. Friday, July 14.
Police said Alvin Warren, of the 7200 block of South Princeton, displayed a fake Ohio driver’s license and tried to make withdrawals from a bank account that wasn’t his.
Say man punched another man
A 32-year-old Back of the Yards man was charged with battery after he was arrested at 4901 W. 47th St. at 3:24 a.m. Saturday, July 15.
Rakeem R. Ross, of the 5200 block of South Paulina, allegedly punched a 27-year-old man in the head, a CPD spokesman said.
Claim CCW holder threatened teen
A 32-year-old West Englewood man was charged with aggravated assault and a Concealed Carry violation after he was arrested at 5220 S. Pulaski at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, July 15.
Julio Aviles, of the 6000 block of South Honore, allegedly used a firearm to threaten a 15-year-old boy at a produce market, a CPD spokesman said. According to public records, Aviles has been arrested three times by CPD since 2018 on charges that included battery, domestic battery and criminal damage to property.
Claim woman hit elderly man
A 36-year-old West Lawn woman was charged with battery after she was arrested outside at 8301 S. Cicero at 2:35 p.m. Monday, July 17.
Yolisma R. Rodriguez allegedly struck a 70-year-old man, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Claim man made threat
A 38-year-old Englewood man was charged with assault after he was arrested in front of 7128 W. 54th St. at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.
Leroy T. Cooke, of the 6000 block of South Indiana, allegedly made a verbal threat against another 38-year-old man. Police were called to the scene to investigate a complaint about people urinating in public and causing a disturbance. Cooke allegedly said, “I’ll beat your ass” to the other man, a CPD spokesman said.
According to public records, Cooke has been arrested four times by CPD since 2014 on charges that included driving on a suspended license and domestic battery.
Charge driver with drifting
A 19-year-old Pilsen man was charged with drifting and reckless driving after he was arrested in front of 5438 S. Central at 10:46 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
Jesus A. Perez-Balderas, of the 1900 block of South Blue Island, was driving his Ford Mustang recklessly as part of a meet-up of men attempting to take over the 55th and Central intersection, a CPD spokesman said.
He punched me in the face, woman tells police
A 27-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the 5500 block of South Mayfield at 1:29 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.
David Aguilar Garcia, of the 7300 block of South Richmond, allegedly punched a 34-year-old woman in the face during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.
Claim man caused traffic crash
A 50-year-old Clearing man was charged with following too closely to another vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving on a revoked license after he was arrested by police investigating a crash in the 5800 block of West 63rd Place at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 25.
Justin A. Alonzo, of the 6400 block of West 64th Street, was apprehended without incident.
Say man threatened woman
A 47-year-old Clearing man was charged with assault after he was arrested at his home in the 5900 block of West 63rd Street at 12:51 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.
Jose Rivera allegedly picked the lock of a bedroom door and threatened to beat a 35-year-old woman, a CPD spokesman said. Moments later, he allegedly broke a big-screen TV; a charge of criminal damage to property was added.
Claim man punched woman in face, body
A 20-year-old Clearing man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested outside his home in the 6100 block of West 63rd Place at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4.
Aaron Cordova allegedly punched a 27-year-old woman in the face and body during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.
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