Several women have reportedly been charged after an off-duty officer was targeted in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood on Friday.
According to a CWB Chicago article published Saturday, “Officials said four women punched the 58-year-old man in the face and body in the 3700 block of North Broadway at approximately 2:50 a.m. The victim’s silver gun fell to the ground, and one of the women picked it up and ran away, according to prosecutors.
Shortly after the incident, Chicago police arrested four suspects in the 900 block of West Waveland, and a department spokesperson noted that the victim’s gun was under a car in the block. 800.
“Sophia Ewing, 21, Brianna Tsidel, 30, Pressha Fountain, 32, and Lavivian Harris, 30, are charged with misdemeanor theft and assault, according to Chicago police. Harris is also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance,” the outlet said.
A photo show the nearby nightclub, Charlie’s Chicago, where the off-duty officer was apparently targeted:
4 women are charged with beating an off-duty cop and stealing his gun in Boystown early Friday.https://t.co/zXMdJmG2eO
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) August 6, 2022
In July, a female victim of a carjacking at gunpoint in Chicago was later revealed to be an off-duty officer, according to a report.
She had just parked her vehicle and was exiting when the suspect approached from behind in the 1500 block of South Wabash. The individual showed a gun, then allegedly demanded that she hand over the keys.
Once she complied, the suspect drove south in her car. The suspect was described as a black male with mid-length dreadlocks, approximately five feet four inches tall.
According to the recent CWB Chicago article, authorities did not note which agency employed the off-duty agent, but said he was left with a swollen lip.
Meanwhile, at least 48 people were shot dead, killing five, over the past weekend in Chicago, a city bruised by Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D).
“Breitbart News reported that 19 people were shot from Friday through Saturday night alone, and two of those victims succumbed to their injuries,” the outlet said Monday.