Cop injured breaking up brawl outside Dunbar H. S.
A Chicago Police officer was injured while responding to a large brawl outside a high school in the South Side Douglas neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called about 3: 30 p. m. to Dunbar High School in the 3000 block of South King Drive about a disturbance.
A large fight had broken out involving both adults and juveniles, police said. It happened just as school was letting out for the day.
An officer suffered a leg injury and was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital. His condition was not known. No arrests were made, and no other injuries were reported.
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Man, 62, mauled by dog
A 62- year- old man was mauled by a dog Wednesday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
It happened about 7: 15 a. m. in the 4900 block of West Quincy, according to Chicago Police. The man was taken to Loretto Hospital with bites to his hand and leg. His condition was unknown, police said.
Man in custody after firing shots at security guard
A man was in custody after he fired shots at a security guard Wednesday in the South Side Armour Square neighborhood.
About 1: 25 p. m., the 30- year- old man threatened the 41- year- old security guard in the 2200 block of South Stewart before firing shots, according to Chicago Police. No one was struck. The suspect was taken into custody, police said.
Driver flees after crash
A driver ran away after being involved in a head- on crash that left six people injured early Wednesday in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The two- vehicle crash happened about 4: 15 a. m. in the 4600 block of West Armitage, according to Chicago Police. The driver of one of the vehicles left the scene.
Five passengers in that person’s vehicle were taken to hospitals, police said.
The 51- year- old man driving the other vehicle was taken in serious- to- critical condition to Stroger Hospital, authorities said.
Man trying to sell girlfriend’s car carjacked
A man was carjacked trying to sell his girlfriend’s car Tuesday in southwest suburban New Lenox.
The 40- year- old man posted an ad on websites to sell a 2014 Kia Optima, according to the Will County sheriff ’s office. He was contacted by a woman who expressed interest and said she would send a man to see the vehicle at the victim’s home about 4: 30 p. m.
Three males arrived at the home in a white, latemodel Dodge Challenger with blue stripes, according to the sheriff ’s office.
The men asked to take a test drive, according to the sheriff ’s office. The victim got into the passenger seat while one of the men drove and a second got into the back seat. They went on a brief drive and then returned to the home, where the victim was asked to take them to a bank to complete a wire transfer for the sale.
Near Woodlawn and Pine, the driver stopped and told the victim to empty his pockets, and the victim felt what he believed to be a gun on the back of his head.
The victim complied and was told to get out. As the car took off, he was struck by the open car door.
CTA driver sprayed with fire extinguisher by kids
A group of kids sprayed a CTA bus driver with a fire extinguisher Tuesday about 8: 05 p. m. while he was picking up passengers at a bus stop in the 2600 block of East 79th Street, Chicago Police said. He was taken to South Shore Hospital “for minor breathing issues,” police said.
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Aldi, driver sued in fatal bike accident
The family of Lisa Schalk, 50, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding her bike last week on the Southwest Side, is suing the driver and the Aldi chain of grocery stores, each for at least $ 50,000.
About 8 a. m. Oct. 30, Schalk was riding east on South Archer Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle that was turning onto South Lorel Avenue, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. The driver of the vehicle, a 79- year- old man, was cited for failure to take due care for a pedestrian in the roadway, police said. The suit claims the man was an employee of Aldi and didn’t come to a complete stop before entering the crosswalk. A representative for Aldi did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.