Sunday, May 11, 2014

SUNDAY TICKER: Morning In The "Entertainment District"

1:51AM - CTA calls in a fight, street level at Addison Red Line.

2:13AM - Clark Street police detail witnesses a "big fight" inside Dimo's pizza, 3463 N. Clark.

2:32AM - Fight in front of Red Ivy.

3:12AM - Officers request an ambulance at 3525 N. Clark for a 30-year-old male with "a boatload of blood coming from his right eye."

Tai's til 12 or 12:30 might be a better idea.
3:31AM - In a nearby part of Lakeview, a 25-year-old man was shot in the eye as he stood outside of Tai's Lounge, 3611 N. Ashland. Officers found 12 shell casings in the driveway of a nearby gas station. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Most of the witness were intoxicated and descriptions of the getaway car ranged from a black SUV heading north to a white SUV heading south to possibly two silver vehicles.

A police source tells us that the victim is not in a gang, however the shooter is suspected to be a Latin Eagle. No one was in custody this morning.

Gang members had gathered in the area earlier in the night for a memorial service at the intersection. It is believed that members of a rival gang came along, shots were fired, and the victim was hit by a stray round.

Recorded as an aggravated battery with a firearm in CPD case HX257063.

4:42AM - Large group of people fighting at Halsted and Aldine. One participant has a Tazer. An officer at the Belmont Red Line station states that a passing cab driver confirmed the 911 caller's report.

5:32AM - A woman is beaten on Belmont between Seminary and Kenmore by an unknown offender. The victim tells officers that she was talking to two white males when one of them suddenly began punching her. The 19th district was in a RAP, meaning that no police officers were available at the time, so the woman waited for an extended period of time for help to arrive. The two men were last seen running through a nearby alley.
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24 comments:

  1. Are the "security guards" for all these bars usually off-duty police?

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    1. Technically, Chicago police officers are prohibited from being employed by bars. You know how that goes.

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    2. At Tais security guards are off-duty police??
      Is that why there was a shooting?
      I know it's a big cop bar from way back and still is.

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    3. Tais is definitly Not a Police bar anymore. U have got to be nuts or stupid to goto that bar

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    4. Some are actually moonlighting as male escorts. Remember that one from Hyrdrate a couple of years back?

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  2. And that was probably the calmest night we'll see here in the 'hood until October.

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  3. What happened at Tais bar??
    Everyone knows this is a hangout for off duty coppers, where they shooting at an off duty cop there?
    At least there will be good witnesses this time being police officer that is good.

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    1. Huh? Sleep during 7th grade English class, did you?

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  4. Was that another gang shooting outside Tais bar???
    They had one a few years ago across street one killed one injured.
    Was this yet another problem going on in parts of the district being short of police because they are all dealing with drunks on Clark street every weekend??? Maybe a special unit should come handle clark street, it does have the most bars in any police district along with Wrigley field.
    When will it change here there is No control, No order, No protection.......

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    1. It actually occured again across the street at the gas station. The gang members were holding a memorial for the shooting a few years back. A both sides threw gang signs/slogans last night one side had a gun

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    2. the shooting years back was for a tow truck driver with affilliations . the wounded passenger crossed the street to TAIS... the bar employees and customers SAVED HIS LIFE..

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  5. first things first morons............. as a resident in that neighborhood.. and a journalist.... the report saying all the witnesses were drunk is irresponsible. you cant say that without proof. second.. the man killed was a tow truck driver that had gang affilliations. he was in the GAS STATION. his wounded passenger made his way to TAIS TIL FOUR where the bar responded and SAVED HIS LIFE.. every year these gang scum gather to put up a memorial. the shooters were 16 to 18 year old kids. it had nothing to do with bar. they were just innocent victims of gang warfare...IT WAS ACROSS THE STREET............fools..............know the facts

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    1. Hey, asshole. We didn't say all of the witnesses were drunk. And the rest of your comment is a bunch of bullshit, too. Read what we wrote, not what you would like to infer.

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    2. You tell 'em CWB!

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    3. sure, anonymous. we believe you're a journalist. with your name-calling, misspellings and poor grammar, for what junior high paper do you work?

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    4. One of the more remarkable lessons of our venture into CWB has been the ability of people to read something and come up with completely different facts and storylines in their brains. Tow truck? Fatality? Passenger stumbling into a bar? It'd be a pleasure to read his "journalism."

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    5. The "journalist" is attempting to write about the incident from a few years back...but like all bad journalists they wrote so poorly that no one knows what they are speaking of ... Perhaps they were drunk when they typed it... Oh my bad, I meant they were displaying signs of inebriation while typing

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  6. The shooting from 2 years ago was in fact a tow truck driver, and he was shot at the gas station. However the Sunday AM shooting was at the bar. Unfortunately I left my car outside my bldg last night (I live next door) and I now have bullet holes in my car. Wonderful.

    So the "journalist" is correct about the details of the shooting from 2 years ago. We actually talked to the cousin who survived and was "saved" by the people at Tais. However the way the previous comment was written I can see that people were confused and thought that this referred to the Sunday am shooting. Last night's shooting started at the gas station, but the shots were fired towards Tais, where the man was hit by a bullet ricochet, as well as my good old Toyota. lol.

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  7. That has got to be the worst journalist ever!! The tow driver incident was several years ago, and the driver lived, his passenger had his brains blown out. Yes it was gang related. I myself have learned from CWB, read everything first, listen to others and do not speak if you have no friggin clue as to what you are saying.

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  8. CWB scoops the MSM yet again. Keep telling it like it is guys! http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140512/lakeview/lakeview-shooting-happened-during-gang-memorial-for-man-killed-2-years-ago

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  9. What does "in a RAP" mean? I haven't heard this before but am concerned that a woman is getting punched but there are no police officers available at the time to help?

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    1. Hi, Anonymous. RAP stands for "Radio Assignments Pending." Take a look at the link below.


      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/p/depleted-times-our-district-ran-out-of.html

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  10. As someone who was actually there the other night I can tell you that the Latin Eagles were out there flashing gang signs near Ashland in the shell lot. The shots came from near the alley towards the Eagles who then drive away in cars, this is the reason some attributed the shots to the cars. Fact is all the shell casings were found near the alley, none were found near Ashland and certainly none were found anywhere near Tai's.

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous. We are so intrigued by all of the comments - published and unpublished - that have come in to protect the image of Tai's. There is absolutely nothing in our story that would lead any normal reader to conclude that Tai's was anything other than address.

      Frankly, we had never heard of the bar before this weekend. All of the hoopla sure is curious, though.

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