|Brown (Chicago Police Department)|
Patrol officers were flagged down near the 900 block of W. Belmont just after 3AM yesterday by a witness who saw a fight unfolding on a nearby street.
When cops tried to arrest Brown for punching a woman in the face, he fought back and tried to take one of the officer's holstered handguns, police said.
The cops were able to defeat Brown's attempt and place him into custody, but one officer was injured during the struggle, prosecutors said.
Another man approached police after Brown was secured to report that Brown punched him and tried to steal his watch before officers arrived. A woman who tried to stop the robbery attempt was also punched by Brown, the man said.
The injured officer was treated and released at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. None of the other victims sought medical attention.