Friday, October 31, 2014

Victim Beaten Night Ministry By Men Dressed As Women: Report

Again last night, a beating at the Night Ministry outreach program brought cops to Belmont and Halsted.

Calls from the intersection came in hot and heavy just before 10 o'clock, with witnesses reporting fights—some saying a "large group" fighting—in the middle of Halsted from Belmont to Briar.

One victim, found outside of the Marshall's/DSW building, was taken by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center after suffering "punching and kicking to the face."

A suspect, described as a black man dressed as a woman with blonde hair, was taken into custody after a foot chase.

Others, also described as black men dressed as women, were rounded up along the "Helmont" strip.

For now, it's all included in CPD case HX488774.

We'd ask Night Ministry for their side of the story, but they've previously said that they won't comment on "specific" police matters.
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