Man beaten in Boystown attack, police search for 3 suspects

Mon. March 19, 2012 3:19 PM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - A man was beaten and critically injured in a fight Monday morning near Halsted and Roscoe in Chicago's Boystown Neighborhood.

The 44-year-old man was beaten after breaking someone's cellphone while walking down the street at 5:50 a.m. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical-but-stable condition.

"19th District police immediately responded to the attack and are actively searching for the three men involved," Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) told "We have asked for the video footage from the police camera at the Roscoe-Halsted intersection to be pulled and investigated."

The man was attacked from behind and knocked to the ground by three men, who then fled south on Halsted.

Chicago Police are searching for the three attackers described as black men in their early 20s with black hair and brown eyes. One is approximately 6'1" and 220 lbs. with a brown jacket and blue jeans. Another is 5'9" and 180 lbs. wearing a purple do-rag and black pants. The third is 5'4" and 145 lbs. wearing a blue jacket.

Tunney asks anyone with additional information on the attack to contact Area Detectives at 312-744-8263.

Last summer a video recording-gone-viral showing a late night stabbing in Boystown ignited a searing debate amongst the city's LGBT communities. The debate over neighborhood safety and race hit a peak during a CAPS meeting in July 2011.