Several women were reportedly charged after an off-duty officer was attacked Friday in the Boystown area of Chicago.
According to a CWB Chicago article published Saturday, “Officials said four women punched the 58-year-old man in the 3700 block of North Broadway in the face and body around 2:50 AM. The victim’s silver revolver was noticed.” the ground, and one of the women picked it up and fled, according to the prosecutors.”
Not long after the incident happened, Chicago police arrested four suspects in the 900 block of West Waveland, and a department spokesperson noted that the victim’s firearm was under a car in the 800 block.
“Sophia Ewing, 21, Brianna Tsidel, 30, Pressha Fountain, 32, and Lavivian Harris, 30, are charged with theft and felony, according to Chicago police. Harris is also charged with possession of a controlled substance,” the outlet said.
A picture showed the nearby nightclub, Charlie’s Chicago, where the off-duty officer was apparently targeted:
Four women are charged with beating up an off-duty cop and stealing his gun in Boystown early Friday.https://t.co/zXMdJmG2eO
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) August 6, 2022
In July, it was later revealed that a woman shot at gunpoint in Chicago was an off-duty officer, according to a report.
She had just parked her vehicle and got out when the suspect approached from behind in the 1500 block of South Wabash. The person brandished a gun and then demanded that she hand over the keys.
After she complied, the suspect drove south in her car. The suspect was described as a black man with medium-length dreadlocks, about five feet tall.
According to the recent CWB Chicago article, authorities did not notice which agency employed the off-duty officer, but did say he had a swollen lip.
Meanwhile, last weekend at least 48 people were shot, leaving five dead, in crime-ridden Chicago by Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D).
Breitbart News reported that 19 people were shot and killed on Saturday night alone, and two of those victims succumbed to their injuries, the newspaper said Monday.