Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Uptown: Couple charged in attack that sent 4 to hospitals on Sunday; Mallet and knife recovered

Kira Beckley (L) and Corey Douglas | CPD
A man and a woman face felony charges in connection with a violent incident that sent four people, including themselves, to hospitals Sunday evening in Uptown. The Chicago Fire Department declared a Plan I EMS response to handle the injuries.

Prosecutors have now charged 20-year-old Corey Douglas of Norridge with attempted first-degree murder and felony criminal damage to property.

Kira Beckley, 19, of the 1700 block of West Thome in Edgewater is charged with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

A police spokesperson said officers who responded to the 4500 block of North Sheridan around 6:30 p.m. on July 14th found Douglas being detained by two men. Witnesses told police that he had repeatedly struck a 24-year-old man in the head and body with a rubber mallet. A residential building vestibule was damaged during the attack, police said.

The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition with multiple head injuries, police said Sunday. Douglas was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital with minor scrapes.

Officers said they also saw Beckley having a physical fight with a 22-year-old woman. Police intervened when they saw Beckley lunge at the victim’s back with "a weapon," according to the spokesperson. The women were separated and Beckley was taken into custody.  Police did not specify what kind of weapon Beckley allegedly wielded, but a small knife was recovered from the scene, a spokesperson said.

Beckley was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with lacerations to her chest and right hand. The other woman was transported in serious condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with multiple injuries to her head and face.

The incident was reportedly domestic in nature.

Judge David Navarro set bail for Douglas at $25,000, which means he will need to post a 10% deposit of $2,500 to go free while awaiting trial. Beckley's bail was set at $10,000, meaning she will need a bond of $1,000 to get out of jail.
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