Thursday, October 05, 2017

Stabbed With Nail File, Boystown Man Suffers Collapsed Lung — Charges Filed

A Boystown man who was repeatedly stabbed with a metal nail file early Sunday suffered a collapsed lung, police said. Now, two men are charged with simple battery in the case as detectives continue to investigate.

Brown (left) and Elzy are charged with simple battery.
Prosecutors say the victim saw 33-year-old Stefan Elzy lying on the ground in the 2900 block of North Clark around 12:30 a.m.

As the victim asked if Elzy was OK, Elzy got up and asked for the victim’s phone—possibly believing that it belonged to him.

When the victim refused to hand over the phone, Elzy and 27-year-old Joseph Brown began arguing with the victim and punching him in the face, police said.

As the fight progressed, Brown pulled out a metal fingernail file and stabbed the victim in chest and back, causing the victim to suffer a collapsed lung, police said. Officers who later searched for the weapon came up empty-handed.

The victim was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was reported to be in serious condition after the attack.

Prosecutors approved misdemeanor battery charges against Elzy and Brown on Tuesday while police continued their investigation. Both men are free on $1,500 recognizance bonds.

Brown lists the Howard Brown Health Center at 4025 North Sheridan as his home. No address was available for Elzy, who is identified as “John Doe” in his arrest report.
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24 comments:

  1. SIMPLE BATTERY bullshit attempted murder what is wrong, vote every one out of office shake up the system never vote for people who allow this sham

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  2. And they're smiling. Probably because they know they know Kim Foxx is in charge

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    1. That is why you don't screw with people. Laying on the ground? Call the Police. Don't get involved especially since your attackers will most likely walk free.

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  3. Nothing says $1,500 recognizance bond like repeatedly stabbing someone and causing a lung to collapse. But hey, he looks like a nice lad, smiling for the camera and using smokey eyes to please.... so simple battery! what a fking joke.

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  4. Why is this a simple battery and not an aggravated battery with bodily harm since a weapon was used and person was injured? Foxx sickens me with her undercharging these criminals. I thought it was a bit ironic when she was on the news talking about gun control when she tells her ASAs to agree to Ibonds for people with guns and charges some of them with a simple reckless discharge of a firearm which is a misdemeanor.

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  5. So a good sam tries to help a fellow human being and gets punched in the face and stabbed numerous times? Now the good sam is in serious condition and these two thugs get misdemeanor battery charges and are out on $1500 recognizance bond? What does it take to get a felony charge in this town? If there is no room to detain these thugs instead of a new library on South Shore maybe we need a big new jail there.

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  6. WTF! Simple Battery?

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  7. Misdemeanor battery charges for unprovoked attempted murder. This is the Kim Foxx regime in a nutshell. Whoever is running against Kim Foxx for state's attorney in 2020 should put this story on 10,000 flyers around the city.

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  8. Why would Brown have a nail file...
    (looks at mugshot)
    Ooooooh.

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  9. Would it still be misdemeanor battery if it, oh, I don't know, hit the victim in his heart? What the fuck?! This city has some incredibly sick shit go down.

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  10. I moved away last year due to the increase in crime on the north side and the lack of punishment for those committing these crimes against law abiding citizens. Since I left I really began to miss Chicago.....the Cubbies, the hot dogs, the different neighborhoods amongst other things....and especially my friends. I finally said, screw it, I'm moving back to the city I know and love. Then I let that thought stew for a few months and I have to say I just can't do it. I feel so much safer and at ease where I am now (no, not the burbs but a smaller city outside of Illinois that offers what most big cities offer...less the high crime rate). It's sad that although my heart is pulling me back to Chicago, my logical mind just says NO. Truly a great city has gone to shit...

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    1. I do not miss the Cubs or the drunks that come out of the field/bars afterward. I am afraid to move to the burbs as sometime soon the Cubs will get kicked out of Chicago and might end up in the same burb. I do notice the lack of police around boys town. Its never been great and downright poor after a night game. After the night games, however, the police seem to disappear faster than a rat in the alley. About once or twice a year someone manages to park in front of the garage doors. I have waited for upwards of an hour each time for the police to show up and tow. Since the Police can't give tickets out for illegal parking, one wonders what they are doing elsewhere.
      On the plus side, they do a decent job on Pride day.
      Not to nitpick the story but is 2900 N Clark considered Boystown?

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    2. Not to nitpick the story but is 2900 N Clark considered Boystown?
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      The story does not say that 2900 N Clark is Boystown. It says the man who got stabbed is from Boystown.

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  11. No victims have no say in charges? This is clearly at least aggravated battery, maybe attempted murder.

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  12. Simple battery is outrageous!! If they had done that to a relative of Kim Foxx would those have been the charges? This issue...the dropping of and reducing of charges...has to make it to the national media. The local media would be nice, too, but we know the Trib and Sun Times are a laughing stock. So wish someone (Anderson Cooper?) would do some investigative journalism on this.

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    1. Hey, CWB. It just hit me. Duh! YOU should be the ones who do this investigative journalism on Kim Foxx and her State’s Attorneys office. An in-depth expose is right up your alley. You’ve proven it with the Walsh Security matter. This word really needs to be made known to the masses who have no clue. I would have no clue were it not for you!!
      THANK YOU for everything you do!

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  13. Foxx has proven herself to be an accomplice in Chicago's rising violent crime stats. I genuinely wanted to believe that someone who grew up in such horrific violence would feel the need to fight against it. However it's painfully clear she's setting the example that violence and crime is an acceptable lifestyle choice by making it easier for individuals to not just commit one crime, but to repeat them over, and over again. I'm just so tired of living in a city that cares so very little if another innocent child or adult is killed, robbed or beaten because some previous offender more rightfully deserves their fifteenth chance in five years to prove they can turn their life around.

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  14. I'm the victim in this article..
    still in the hospital now. Thanks for all the support you people have.. It's sad these guys are back out on the streets even after the footage I recorded myself while being attacked. Trying my best to get these guys locked up and out of our community before they do this again to someone thats helpless and the outcome turns out to be worse. God bless you all

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    1. Get well soon. If you are interested in sharing the video, our email is contactingcwb@gmail.com

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    2. Get well soon, indeed.
      It's a damn sad day when you first have to fight off attackers, then have to fight off the members of our judicial system who refuse to work hard at their JOB.
      So, please share the video. Maybe some pressure will fall on some heads where it needs to.
      Good luck.

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  15. In addition to the "Great Bodily Harm", it's "Aggravated Battery" if the battery occurs on a public way.
    " (c) Offense based on location of conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she is or the person battered is on or about a public way, public property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, or a domestic violence shelter."
    The problem is just can't get felony approval from the ASA's.

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  16. Share the video please, maybe you can embarrass Kim into ummm DOING HER JOB

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  17. I'll share the two videos I have early next week once I get out of this hospital and talk to an attorney again, Crazy I had 3 detectives come to visit me here in the hospital past week and they all three plus a states attorney told me they don't have enough evidence to convict them with felonies that I need witnesses or people to go to the court house off Belmont with me in November. Any help I can get from my community helps out and will put these guys away with felonies I'm told. We don't need people like those two walking up and down our streets. Video shows alot.everyone at hospital said same thing it should be attempted murder. I had a chest tube keeping me alive for couple days. Karma will catch up to them eventually. Thank you all for the comments. Nice to see Good People actually still lives in my neighborhood.

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    1. talk to attorney that your righs have been violated. Less police in a known high crime area. that the people who did this are living and being council at center and howard brown should they hav been in bed program. that neighborhood caps meetings always citizens have complained about no protection. that we are about 150 police down from year 2011

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