Monday, September 08, 2014

UPTOWN: Man Sets Wife On Fire In Jewel Parking Lot

UPDATE September 9: Charges have been filed.
UPDATE September 8, 11:50PM: The suspect in this case was transported to an area hospital for treatment of an unspecified condition shortly after he was taken into custody Sunday night. He remains hospitalized under police guard.

A 60-year-old woman is in critical condition after being intentionally set on fire in the Jewel-Osco parking lot at Montrose and Sheridan around 9:15 Sunday night.

Police believe the incident is domestic-related and the woman's 66-year-old husband is in custody.

Initial reports indicate the husband poured rubbing alcohol on his wife, then set it ablaze.

The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with burns across both sides of her upper body, from waist-level to her face. Masonic doctors were preparing her for transport to Stroger Hospital late Sunday.

CWB is withholding the husband's name until charges are approved. He is an amputee and is confined to a wheelchair.

Chicago Police have classified the incident as an aggravated domestic battery in case HX419727.
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  1. From bad to worse: "Masonic doctors were preparing her for transport to Stroger Hospital late Sunday."

  2. Good Lord -- the stretch of Sheridan from Montrose to Lawrence is getting even worse than Belmont from Broadway to Seminary.

  3. Stroger Hospital has one of the beat burn units in the world

  4. This is not the type of crime we in the neighborhood are worried about. This is a random bigcity (or smallcity, for that matter) type event.This has nothing to do with the fact that thugs and thuggettes are taking over, or have taken over, Boystown and Lakeview and Wrigleyville and other nearby areas.

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  5. How horrible! I hope recovers and get the support she needs.

    Any idea what was happening by Advocate this afternoon/evening? I was on the Halsted bus around 4:45pm and it Wellington was blocked off by police.

    1. Psychiatric patient called 911 and (falsely) reported smoke coming from an outlet.