Thursday, June 06, 2013

UGLY: Another Man Beaten By Gang On Halsted

Thursday
6 June 2013

12:20AM: Officers responded to a battery in progress outside of 3512 N. Halsted. Two black men, one in a blue plaid shirt and dark jeans, the other in a gray cutoff shirt and shorts, were fighting. One of the men is from Joliet and he has a history of gang activity with the Gangster Disciples.

1:58AM: Multiple reports came in of 10 to 15 black male offenders beating an individual and threatening to kill him at the intersection of Buckingham and Halsted. Officers toured the area with the victim in an attempt to find the gang responsible. Their efforts were not successful. This is the second time in less than a week that officers confirmed that an individual was beaten by a large group of attackers on Halsted Street.  Another man was beaten early last Friday at the corner of Halsted and Aldine, one block south of this morning's attack. Chicago Police Department case #HW306391.

2:16AM: The CTA shut down power to the Addison L after a drunk man was found lying in the southbound tracks.

UPDATED 14 JUNE 2013: CWB learned that the beating reported at Buckingham and Halsted was actually a robbery in progress.