Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lincoln Park Man "Beaten For 20 Minutes" In Near North Garage, Prosecutors Say

Williams (inset) is accused of beating a Lincoln Park man for 20 minutes in this Near North Side parking garage
A 59-year-old Lincoln Park man sustained a 20-minute-long beating at the hands of a would-be robber in a Near North Side parking garage last Tuesday, police said. A suspect has been charged.

Aaron Williams of Crete, IL, confronted the victim and tried to take away his computer bag in the parking garage above Dave & Busters, 1030 North Clark Street around 6 p.m., police said.

Williams then knocked the man to the ground and “viciously and brutally beat and kicked the victim about the face and head with fists and feet for approximately 20 minutes,” according to prosecutors.

Surveillance video captured images of Williams going through the victim’s pants pockets and taking the man's laptop—which Williams then used to further beat the man, prosecutors said.

Cops reported that while they were speaking with firemen, Williams—wearing a “blood-soaked white tee shirt and blue denim jeans” approached them and blurted out, “I beat him with my fists.”

The admission was captured on police body and in-car cameras, the officers said.

Williams is charged with two counts of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. Bail is set at $100,000.

Police said the victim was hospitalized with severe head trauma and internal bleeding.
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13 comments:

  1. Surveillance video? But no one watching the surveillance video as it was happening? And let me guess - we'll find out this asshole was out on parole?

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    1. The sentence for aggravated battery in Illinois is 1-3 years.
      A supreme travesty of justice since he could have murdered the victim.
      When justice is done it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. Proverbs

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  2. This will turn out to be a Kim Foxxx special ... as in, slap on the wrist, "don't do that again, now, OK?," and he will be back out in no time, and he will no doubt make an appearance on the CWB site once again very soon.

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  3. Wanna bet he will be back on the streets by next spring?

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  4. Should be attempted murder. What a horrible piece of trash Williams is.

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  5. Sounds like a so-called "hate crime" masquerading as robbery, assault, and battery.

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    1. Sounds like a case of torture.

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  6. I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that Foxx was elected. I wish I could move from Chicago. Sigh.

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  8. This is why I took taxi home at 930 pm after work event instead of returning to get car fm Gold Coast garage. Didn't even know this case existed, but I got a bad gut feeling and returned via taxi at 730 this morning. This city is toxic.

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  9. No robbery charge? Why?

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    1. Cases like this often see additional charges added at the grand jury phase.

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  10. I used to live in the condo building attached to this garage. I personally brought up safety issues a number of times to the garage association. The garage just went through a major overhaul with repairs and painting but nothing has been done to keep people using the public parking spaces (used commonly for the FFC gym and Dave & Buster's) from wandering around owned parking spots on the top floors. Every other garage with a similar demographic requires owners use a key or some kind of entry device to access the private area.

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