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A Chicago Po­lice of­fi­cer has been sus­pended for five days af­ter throwing a cup of cof­fee at a mo­tor­cy­clist ear­lier this month as the bike passed him on a busy River North street.

Footage of the Jan. 20 java toss on Hub­bard Street near State sur­faced on­line ear­lier this week in a video posted to Face­book by the bik­ing group Chicago United Riders.

The cam­era, fixed to a rider’s hel­met, cap­tures sev­eral mo­tor­cy­clists going east on Hub­bard and ap­proach­ing a uni­formed of­fi­cer who is wait­ing for them to pass so he can cross the street. The of­fi­cer ex­changes in­dis­cernible words with the rider be­fore lob­bing the bev­er­age at him.

Po­lice of­fi­cials opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter learn­ing about the video, and Ofc. Robert Mark­vart ac­cepted a five- day sus­pen­sion, CPD spokesman An­thony Guglielmi said. Mitchell Ar­men­trout

1 dead, 3 in­jured in West Town crash

One per­son was killed and three oth­ers were in­jured in a crash Satur­day af­ter­noon in West Town, au­thor­i­ties said.

A 19- year- old man was driv­ing west on Hub­bard in a Jeep Grand Chero­kee about 1: 35 p. m. near the 400 block of North Ashland when they blew a stop sign and struck a Toy­ota Camry trav­el­ing north on Ashland, ac­cord­ing to Chicago Po­lice. Im­pact from the crash sent both ve­hi­cles onto Hub­bard.

The 58- year- old man driv­ing the Camry was pro­nounced dead on the scene at 1: 49 p. m., ac­cord­ing to Chicago Po­lice and the Cook County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice. The man who was driv­ing the Jeep, along with a 25- year- old man and a 19- year- old man who were pas­sen­gers in it, were taken to Stroger Hos­pi­tal to be treated for non- life threat­en­ing in­juries.

The Jeep’s driver was taken into cus­tody and charges were pend­ing, po­lice said.

A po­lice source said that al­co­hol played a role in the crash. Jor­dan Owen

Man shot to death at Goose Is­land gas sta­tion

A 25- year- old man was shot to death early Satur­day in the Goose Is­land neigh­bor­hood on the Near West Side.

About 1: 40 a. m., Ken­trell Thomp­son was sit­ting in a ve­hi­cle at a gas sta­tion in the 1200 block of North Hal­sted when some­one fired sev­eral shots at the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to Chicago Po­lice. He suf­fered a gun­shot wound to the head.

Po­lice said the man was a doc­u­mented gang mem­ber.

Sun- Times Wire

Woman fa­tally struck at Lin­coln Square car wash

A woman was struck and killed by a car Satur­day morn­ing at a carwash in the North Side Lin­coln Square neigh­bor­hood, ac­cord­ing to Chicago Po­lice.

About 9: 50 a. m., a 56- yearold man drove a Volk­swa­gen Golf through the closed over­head door of a carwash in the 5400 block of North Da­men, po­lice said.

Pas­sion Over­street, 28, of Fuller Park, was in­side the carwash and struck by the door and the car, and pinned un­derneath, ac­cord­ing to po­lice and the Cook County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice.

Sun- Times Wire

2 charged in ID theft scheme at Deer Park Ap­ple store

Alexan­der J. Soto, 25, of Yonkers, New York, Dia­mand D. Reid, 22, of Ro­seville, Michigan, are fac­ing charges af­ter they tried to charge thou­sands of dol­lars’ worth of prod­ucts to oth­ers’ AT& T ac­counts at a north sub­ur­ban Ap­ple store.

On Fri­day evening, deputies re­sponded to the Ap­ple store at 30530 N. Rand Rd. in Deer Park and found Soto and Reid tried to gain ac­cess to oth­ers’ AT& T ac­counts while at the store, ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s of­fice. They then tried to bill more than $ 3,000 worth of Ap­ple prod­ucts to the ac­counts.

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One per­son was killed and three oth­ers were se­ri­ously in­jured in a crash Satur­day af­ter­noon in West Town, au­thor­i­ties said. | NVP VIDEO
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