Saturday, June 17, 2017

River North Bouncer Fires Shot After Group Surrounds Him At ATM

Bogatyrev (inset) allegedly fired a shot into the sidewalk after being surrounded at an ATM. | Google; CPD
A bar security guard was arrested after he fired a handgun into the ground on the Hubbard Street nightlife district in River North, police said.

Aleksandr Bogatyrev told police that a group of people surrounded him near an ATM at 21 West Hubbard around 2 a.m. on June 3. He fired his handgun into the ground, apparently in an effort to defeat what he believed to be a robbery.

A 21-year-old woman who was in the group of people called the police and filed charges against Bogatyrev, who works at El Jefe Tavern, 15 West Hubbard, according to prosecutors.

Bogatyrev is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.


River North Robbery Report

Two men were attacked and robbed in separate River North incidents early Saturday.

• A Streeterville man was thrown to the ground by two men who put guns to the back of his head and took everything out of his pockets near Illinois and Lake Shore Drive around 3:30 a.m. The victim, who was walking home when the attack took place, could not offer a description of the gunmen.

• Minutes later, an officer on patrol found a man in his mid-20’s beaten badly and apparently going into shock on a sidewalk in the 100 block of West Kinzie. The victim, believed to be a robbery victim, suffered facial injuries and blood loss.
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12 comments:

  1. Security guard is my hero. You get close to me at an atm and I will leg as legally defend myself as well, as opposed to ending up face down and bloodied.

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    1. That's what I was thinking. I'd rather take my chances with the arrest than with the mob surrounding me at an ATM.

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  2. And Hubbard Street is where douches buy friends with their gramps $$$$. Hub 51 is the worst. In my short stint as an Uber driver I dropped them at the corner of LaSalle and Hubbard whether they liked it or not. Ain't getting caught up in that shit fest for 20 minutes. The shit I saw there makes Halsted St. seem like the Yellow Brick Road sans the blood,

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    1. The last thing Uber needs is grumpy old bitter drivers.

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  3. i believe he got arrested for shooting his gun into the ground. If i am not wrong there is no such thing as warning shots, you either shoot someone or you don't pull that gun out.

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  4. Watch the liberal states attorney go after him with everything because she opposes guns. I'm not suggesting firing a gun into the ground as a warning shot is wise but it seems gangbangers get away with much much more.

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  5. Shoots into the ground to protect himself and he gets charged? Guess he should have let them take his money. The money he earned by having a job. Job, work, earn? WOW what a concept!!!

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  6. Any more info on the security guard thing?

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  7. I would think the security guard could have simply shown his gun to get people to back off.

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  8. Major mistake ATM guy made was NOT being first to call 911. Right or wrong, 1st person to call 911 establishes themselves as the victim in the scenario and dictates the narrative (as well as mindset of responding officers).

    A 911 call of "I'm a CCL holder and just discharged my weapon while defending myself..." vs something like "This crazy mofo's throwing shots by the ATM..." may have made for a different outcome.

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  9. This last week we had 2 shot on river walk, then shots fired at lower wacker and state fending off a robbery attempt, then a someone shot on Michigan AVe across from Millennium Park,
    Friday night shoots fired at Clark and Division red line station, Saturday morning at Illinois and LSD man robbed with gun to head and then Sunday early morning woman shot in the head and killed at Ohio and LSD...sounds like a bad neighborhood?! And what are the mayor and police saying ? Nothing!!

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  10. Why was the bouncer charged? Should be given a salary and medal. Need more people like him actually - cops could use the help.

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