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Two shot, one dead in Chicago Lawn

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in a crime that occurred in front of 6211 S.

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Oscar Rubio Jr.

South Troy just after 2:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Officers responding to a “shots fired” call found the victim lying on the ground, shot multiple times in the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as Oscar Rubio Jr., of the same block. Officers recovered a handgun next to his body.

A second victim—a 19-year-old man—was dropped off at nearby Holy Cross Hospital with gunshot wounds in his arm and torso. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. A witness told police the shooter fled in a red truck.

Two shot at funeral home

Two people were shot as they attended services at Emanuel’s Chapel Funeral Home, 5112 S. Western, at about 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. A 32-year-old man was hit in the arm and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was reported in fair condition. A 72-year-old woman was shot in the leg, arm and flank and was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital, where she was listed in good condition.

Police said that “two persons of interest” were detained for questioning by detectives, adding, “an offending vehicle was recovered in the 4200 block of West Gladys.” They declined to share further details.

Shot in the face on Archer

A 23-year-old man was shot in the face as he stood near an alley in the 4100 block of South Archer at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. No one is in custody.

Shot in the face on 55th Street

A 27-year-old man was shot in the face as he drove a vehicle in the 2600 block of West 55th Street at 9:07 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Police said he was not the target of the shooter and was caught in crossfire between gunmen in two vehicles. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter sped away west, police said. No one is in custody.

Reckless conduct bust at Independence celebration

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Garcia

A 27-year-old Back of the Yards man was charged with reckless conduct after he was arrested during a mass celebration of Mexican Independence Day at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4002 W. 55th St.

Marcos Garcia, of the 2100 block of West 50th Street, allegedly was one of a handful of people throwing empty bottles and other objects at police, a CPD spokesman said.

 

He hit me with a hatchet, elderly man says

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Guillen

A 59-year-old man from suburban Posen was charged with battery after he was arrested at a home in the 3900 block of South Kedzie at 1:57 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15.

Martin E. Guillen allegedly hit a 71-year-old man with a hatchet during an argument, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.

 

Claim man wanted to meet 13-year-old

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Szczurek

A 44-year-old man from suburban Lombard was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse after he was arrested outside the Holiday Inn Chicago – Midway Airport South, 7353 S. Cicero, at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Daniel Szczurek allegedly drove to the hotel to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl he met online, but who actually was a law enforcement official posing as a child. He also was charged with grooming and indecent solicitation of a minor.

Bond was denied, and Szczurek was set to appear in court on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Charge woman with battery, DUI in Garfield Ridge

A 23-year-old West Lawn woman was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, battery and leaving the scene of an accident after she was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

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Guerrero

Anali Guerrero, of the 4500 block of West Marquette Road, allegedly struck a U.S. Postal Service employee during an argument that occurred near Archer and Harlem, a CPD spokesman said. She then reportedly drove away and was apprehended by Summit Police in front of 5514 S. Nordica. Police offered no other details.

According to public records, Guerrero was arrested by CPD back in February in the 2000 block of South California and charged with criminal trespass to land, criminal damage to property, battery and resisting arrest.

Traffic stop leads to multiple charges

A 19-year-old man from suburban Alsip was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 6635 W. 59th St. at 5:23 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

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Zambrano

Augustin Zambrano, of the 4200 block of West 119th Street, was in a vehicle that he had no permission to be in, a CPD spokesman said. He also was charged with being an armed habitual criminal. He also was wanted on a warrant, but a CPD spokesman declined to say what he was wanted for or what jurisdiction issued the warrant.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Zambrano was on parole when he was arrested. According to public records, Zambrano was arrested twice by CPD in the Little Village—once charged with illegal possession of a laser sight and another time charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Say man punched bus driver in the face

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A 35-year-old Douglas man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested at the CTA Orange Line terminal, 4612 W. 59th St., at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Monte Murphy, of the 3700 block of South Indiana, allegedly punched a CTA bus driver in the face during an argument.

According to public records, Murphy was arrested by CPD in April 2021 near 45th and Princeton and charged with criminal trespass to property.

Say man drove on revoked license

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Almanza Gonzales

A 36-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with driving on a revoked license, as well as failure to secure a child with a seatbelt, after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 4035 W. 47th St. at 7:04 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Eduardo Almanza-Gonzales, of the 6100 block of South Francisco, was apprehended without incident.

 

Traffic stop leads to weapon charge

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Perez

A 27-year-old Portage Park man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 6144 S. Pulaski at 8:44 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Estarlin Perez, of the 5700 block of West Dakin, allegedly was found to be in possession of a weapon, a CPD spokesman said. He also was charged with failure to carry a driver’s license.

According to public records, Perez has been arrested five times by CPD since 2016 on such charges as trespassing on Park District property after hours, criminal trespass to a vehicle and illegal possession of a replica firearm.

Allegedly punched woman on the chin

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A 40-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 6700 block of South Kolin at 12:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Jesus Herrera allegedly punched a 34-year-old woman on the chin and grabbed her throat during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.

According to public records, Herrera was arrested by CPD in November 2022 near 61st and Lawndale and charged with DUI.

He pushed me down, woman tells police

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A 27-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 4300 block of West 76th Street at 8:17 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Alex L. Jolliff allegedly pushed a 50-year-old woman to the floor during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.

 

Arrested again for retail theft

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Bentley

A 57-year-old Englewood man was charged with two counts of retail theft after he was arrested at 71st and Pulaski at 12:11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

Jimmie D. Bentley, of the 6300 block of South Justine, allegedly stole merchandise from a nearby store. A CPD spokesman declined to name the store or say what was allegedly stolen, but a source in the neighborhood said it was Dollar Tree, 7000 S. Pulaski.

According to public records, Bentley has been arrested 14 times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as retail theft (nine times), criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to property and possession of a controlled substance.

Say man had gun in vehicle

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Amaya

A 19-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 7801 S. Pulaski at 2:44 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Fabian Alexander Amaya, of the 6600 block of South Komensky, reportedly was found to be carrying a handgun in his vehicle.

According to public records, Amaya was arrested by CPD in November 2022 at the Nordstrom at 55 E. Grand and charged with retail theft.

Arrest convicted gun offender

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Pina

A 33-year-old West Lawn man was charged with failure to register as a convicted gun offender after he was arrested not far from his home in the 3600 block of West 64th Place.

David Pina was apprehended without incident at 8:31 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

According to public records, Pina has been arrested eight times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as driving on a suspended license, driving on a revoked license, unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon, domestic battery, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, aggravated vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated assault, violation of parole and gun running.

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