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Shot to death in Hearst Area

A 25-year-old Hearst Area man was shot multiple times in the body and killed as he stood outside in the 5000 block of West 45th Street at 9:52 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Daquon T. Turner, of the 4400 block South Lavergne, was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. Police said the shooter was in a white sedan before he got out and began firing. No one is in custody.

Dying man dropped at MDW firehouse

A 23-year-old Chrysler Village man who was shot in the chest and then dropped off at a Clearing firehouse died of his injury at 10:53 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Authorities identified the slain man as Misael J. Sanchez, of the 5200 block of West 64th Street. The person who dropped Sanchez at the firehouse at Midway International Airport, near 63rd and Laramie, offered no details before he left.

Man robbed, shot in the ankle

A 44-year-old man was shot in the ankle during a robbery that occurred outside in the 5400 block of South Lawndale at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. The victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. He told police that as he got out of his vehicle, he was approached by two men armed with handguns. One demanded and took the victim’s wallet before shooting him. Both men ran away and remain at large.

Seek driver who rammed police SUV

Police are hunting a man said to have caused a crash with a marked CPD SUV at 2:14 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at 63rd and Kildare. Police gave no description of the wanted man, but said he was the driver of a black sedan that failed to stop at a stop sign and rammed a CPD SUV with lights and siren activated. After the crash, the suspect fled on foot. The two police officers in the SUV sustained various injuries and were transported to a local hospital in fair condition, CPD said in a statement. Two women riding in the black sedan sustained minor injuries and were transported to Holy Cross Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.

Say Wrightwood man robbed store

A 31-year-old Wrightwood man was charged with armed robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint after he was arrested at 635 N. Springfield on Thursday, Sept. 7.

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Cornillus Acker, of the 2700 block of West 84th Street, allegedly used a gun to rob a retail business in the 4500 block of South Cicero at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13.

Police did not say why they believe Acker committed the crime.

According to public records, Acker was arrested by CPD in November 2019 on the West Side and charged with battery.

 

Allegedly pushed woman

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A 46-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 3700 block of West 70th Place at 11:57 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

Mario Olmos allegedly pushed a 45-year-old woman during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.

 

 

Claim man tried to hit other man

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A 46-year-old McKinley Park man was charged with assault after he was arrested in the 3700 block of South Winchester at 8:09 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.

Richard Ramos, of the 3200 block of South Ashland, allegedly tried to hit a 40-year-old man during an argument in an alley, but missed.

According to public records, Ramos has been arrested nine times by CPD since 2017 on charges that included theft, criminal trespass to property and burglary.

Charge man with domestic battery

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A 35-year-old man from suburban Oak Lawn was charged with domestic battery and assault after he was arrested in the 6400 block of West 62nd Street at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.

Ramon Siciliano, of the 4100 block of West 98th Street, allegedly forced a 40-year-old woman into a vehicle and threatened her verbally, a CPD spokesman said.

According to public records, Sicilano was arrested by CPD in 2015 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Say man pushed woman

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A 33-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 4600 block of West 87th Street at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Robert E. Jones allegedly pushed a 35-year-old woman to the floor during an argument, causing a cut on her arm, a CPD spokesman said.

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