Bronzeville man charged in Lakeview attack

Tue. June 26, 2012 6:46 AM by News Staff

steven l. harris, 21

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Chicago, IL - A Bronzeville man has been charged in a Monday morning attack in Lakeview that left a man battered, a police officer injured and a store window shattered.

Chicago police arrested 21-year-old Steven L. Harris after he was identified by witnesses. According to police, a 31-year-old man suffered multiple wounds when he was stabbed by Harris on Belmont between Sheffield and Clark at approximately 2:46 Monday morning.

In an attempt to flee, Harris fell through a window at Forever Yogurt, 931 W. Belmont, causing it to shatter. An officer was injured when his hand was sliced open. He was treated and released from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Harris, of the 5000 block of South Lawrence, was later charged with felony criminal damage to property, felony resisting a police officer and misdemeanor battery, police said in a statement.

The area was packed with people following Sunday's Pride Parade; however, police are unsure if those involved were part of Pride celebrations.

9 people were arrested in the area overnight. No arrests were reported during the parade, which drew a record 850,000 people to Lakeview on Sunday afternoon.

Harris is expected to appear in Bond Court today.