Cop in­jured break­ing up brawl out­side Dun­bar H. S.

Chicago Sun-Times - - METRO BEAT -

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.

Sun- Times Wire

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.

Jor­dan Owen

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.

Jor­dan Owen

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.

Ash­lee Rezin

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.

Jor­dan Owen

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.

Sun- Times Wire

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.

Matthew Hen­drick­son

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