Hammer Attacker Get's Pepper Spray From CPD

A Lakeview man who initially refused to press charges after being beaten with a hammer during an online hook-up Friday evening had a change of heart and decided to prosecute after the alleged offender injured several officers during a confrontation in the heart of Boystown hours later.

Police say 29-year-old Cedrick Johnson of Uptown met a 47-year-old man in the 600 block of West Aldine on Friday evening. At some point, Johnson, who used the name “Lamar” online, struck the victim repeatedly in the head with a hammer and stole property, including the man’s cellular phone, according to a police report and a source.

About two hours later, the victim told police that he no longer wished to pursue charges against his attacker and officers canceled evidence technician services for the scene, where a hammer was found and blood was spattered on walls and throughout a bedroom, reports show.

The victim was treated and released from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for multiple “indentations of the cranium,” an officer said.


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Tags: fight, Police, Pepper Spray,

Location: Chicago, IL 60603, USA