Friday, October 10, 2014

DEVELOPING: Woman Beaten During Attempted Sexual Assault In Sheffield Garage This Morning; 2 Detained

UPDATE 2:53PM: The victim reportedly rents a parking space in the garage.

UPDATE October 11, 2PM: Charges have been filed.
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Chicago Police are investigating a violent attack on a woman in the 3300 block of Sheffield this morning. Officers responded quickly, apparently interrupting the incident in progress, and detained two individuals. The victim, who had been "beaten pretty bad" according to an officer, is hospitalized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Please note that the police investigation remains in flux. Our early information:

A neighbor called 911 at 5:15AM after they heard screams coming from a nearby open garage. A car was inside the garage with its blinkers on and, moments later, the garage door lowered.

The first officers arrived a couple of minutes later and confirmed that people were in the garage. Police reported having "two on the ground" at 5:22AM at the scene, which lies in the alley between Sheffield and Kenmore.

The classification of this incident has changed a couple of times today. Our most recent information is that it is categorized as an attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault.

CPD case number HX461994.

A resident posted the following on Everyblock today. CWB cannot confirm all of the poster's details:
This morning there were police officers outside my home investigating the attack of a woman which happened at approximately 5:00am in the west alley of the 3300 block of Sheffield (between Roscoe and School). The woman was walking to her car and was attacked in or directly outside her garage. Fortunately someone heard her screams and called 911 and the attacker was caught. The police officer said she is in critical condition at a hospital. I don't know whether the attacker knew the victim or it was a random act of violence.

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