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Caught in crossfire, shot in the face

A 47-year-old woman was shot in the face as she drove a vehicle in the 3500 block of South Kedzie at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Police said the woman was not the intended target and was caught in the crossfire of occupants in two other vehicles, shooting at each other. She was not the intended target. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition. No one is in custody.Screen Shot 2013 04 02 at 3.28.02 PM

Reputed gang member shot in the butt

A 19-year-old man said by a law enforcement source to be a gang member was shot in the buttocks as he rode as a passenger in a vehicle in the 4900 block of South Paulina at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. The driver took the vehicle to the 3100 block of South Ashland, where CFD responded and transported the victim to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Police said the victim and driver have not cooperated with their efforts to investigate.

Shot in the leg on Kedzie

A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg as he stood outside in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Police said the victim was talking to an acquaintance on the street when a dark colored vehicle drove up and an occupant inside fired shots. The victim was transported to Mt Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter remains at large.

Shot four times in gang drive-by

A 27-year-old man was shot in the chest, twice in the shoulder and once in the armpit as he walked down a sidewalk in the 6400 block of South Kedzie at 9:52 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. Police said the shooter fired from a passing vehicle and shouted a gang slogan. No one is in custody.

Charge man with DUI, leaving crash scene

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Robert Aderman

 

A 67-year-old Clearing man was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he was arrested near his home in the 6000 block of South Narragansett at 8:16 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Robert C. Aderman allegedly drove a vehicle that crashed into a vehicle parked nearby, a CPD spokesman said.

 

Charge man with domestic battery

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Rasheedy Harkness

 

A 36-year-old Southeast Side man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested on the street in the 6100 block of South Parkside at 1:16 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.

Rasheedy Y. Harkness, of the 2400 block of East 93rd Street, allegedly grabbed and twisted the wrists of a 40-year-old woman during an argument.

Hit man with weapons violation

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Jose Serrano

A 35-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with being an armed habitual criminal after he was arrested on the street in front of 4216 W. 63rd St. at 10:39 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.

Jose A. Serrano, of the 5200 block of South Mobile, was stopped by officers responding to a 911 “man with a gun” call made by a customer at a nearby bar. During a pat down, officers reportedly found a handgun on Serrano.

A CPD spokesman said Serrano is a convicted felon, but did not elaborate.

Say man drove drunk, crashed on Pulaski

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Juan Martinez

A 41-year-old Little Village man was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle after he was arrested in front of 5840 S. Pulaski at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.

Juan Salvador Martinez, of the 2500 block of South Homan, also was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving without a license. He also was wanted on an arrest warrant, although a CPD spokesman declined to say what Martinez was wanted for or which jurisdiction issued the warrant.

According to public records, Martinez has been arrested four times by CPD since 2019—twice on domestic battery charges and once for allegedly violating an order of protection.

Claim man harassed, threatened woman via phone

A 31-year-old Brighton Park man was charged with assault, criminal trespass to land and harassment by telephone after he was arrested on the street in the 5200 block of South Kolin at 4:01 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9.

Angel Colin, of the 3900 block of South Campbell, allegedly made about 30 harassing phone calls to a 34-year-old woman—including in the presence of police officers—a CPD spokesman said. The assault charge was added after Colin allegedly told the victim, “I’m gonna f~ck your sh~t up.”

Hit me with samurai sword, man claims

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Samer Ghannam

A 48-year-old North Loop man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested at Computer Zone, 7951 S Cicero, at 10:04 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

Samer A. Ghannam, of the 1000 block of North State, allegedly hit a 33-year-old man with a samurai-style sword during an argument.

According to public records, Ghannam has been arrested three times by CPD this year on charges that included criminal trespass to land, reckless conduct and violation of bail terms.

Allegedly punched elderly man in the eye

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Jesus Cervantes

 

A 42-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with battery after he was arrested near his home in the 4600 block of West 82nd Place at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

Jesus Cervantes allegedly punched a 70-year-old man in the eye during an argument.

 

Claim man grabbed woman by the neck

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Kamil Bochula

A 27-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with aggravated domestic battery after he was arrested in the 4500 block of West Marquette Road at 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.

Kamil Bochula, of the 5600 block of South Mayfield, allegedly grabbed a 26-year-old woman by the neck and pushed her onto a couch during an argument.

According to public records, Bochula has been arrested six times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as reckless conduct, criminal trespass to land, domestic battery and drinking alcohol on the public way.

Kicked me in the groin, security guard says

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Michael McCoy

A 39-year-old North Lawndale man was charged with battery after he was arrested in front of 7920 S. Western at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, July 31.

Michael T. McCoy, of the 1900 block of South Hamlin, allegedly kicked a 30-year-old security guard in the groin as the man was trying to detain him. A CPD spokesman declined to say why the guard was detaining McCoy.

According to public records, McCoy has been arrested eight times by CPD since 2019 on such charges as assault, criminal damage to property, domestic battery and violating an order of protection.

Crime reports courtesy of swchicagopost.com.

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