The above offender was arrested and charged with the above offenses after he intentionally struck a Chicago Police Officer with a stolen vehicle on January 1, 2015, at approximately 2:35 pm on the 6000 block of South Wolcott. Englewood (007th) District officers observed two male offenders in a stolen van and activated their emergency equipment to curb the vehicle. The offender attempted to flee in the vehicle and struck a squad car. An officer then exited his vehicle, and during this time, the offender accelerated and intentionally struck the officer with the van. The offenders fled on foot and after a short foot chase the above offender was apprehended and taken into custody. The officer was transported to Little Company of Mary hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second offender is still being sought in connection to this incident.
The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Calumet (5th) District. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.
The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators.
Fohounhedo was arrested on December 28, 2014 after being identified as the offender in an incident that occurred on the 2600 block of W. Lawrence Ave. on November 16, 2014 approximately between 3:00a.m. and 4:00a.m. The 22-year-old female victim ordered a taxi and while inside that vehicle was sexually abused. The offender relocated the victim to the 2600 block of W. Lawrence where she was sexually assaulted. The victim later received treatment at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Fohounhedo was charged accordingly.
Freeman was arrested after citizens approached Fifth District Officers stating that a man had pointed a weapon at them. Officers located the offender in a vehicle and observed him holding a weapon in his hand, which the offender then pointed at officers. Officers then were able to place Freeman into custody and recover the weapon without incident. Freeman was then charged accordingly.
Woodfin was placed into custody as a target of a search warrant which found him to be in possession of an illegal firearm. Woodfin was also identified for making threats against police officers and children. Woodfin was placed into custody and charged accordingly.
On December 28, 2014, at approximately 2:50 am, officers were flagged down by a victim of an armed robbery. The officers then observed the wanted vehicle on I-290 had crashed into the embankment at Polk. Irving, Merrill and Brown were placed into custody. Proceeds from the robbery were recovered and there were no injuries reported.
On December 26, 2014, in the 300 Block of E. 47th St. officers responded to a call of shots fired. As responding officers neared the location concerned citizens gave detailed information about Monroe and Rogers. Monroe and Rogers were located and placed into custody. During this time a victim was discovered with several gun shot wounds to the chest and leg. The victim was later pronounced at Stroger hospital.
The above listed offenders were arrested after they were identified as the persons responsible for the murder of an 18 year old male on December 22, 2014 in the 5500 block of W. 63rd Place at approximately 10:25 am. The victim was shot multiple times and taken to Christ Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. All were charged accordingly.
Jason Rayford was arrested and charged for the death of a 24 year old male pedestrian on December 21, 2014 in the 5300 block of S. Western Ave at approximately 3:10 a.m. Rayford was the passenger of the vehicle that struck the male, killing him. Rayford began fighting and striking the 29 year old female driver while she was driving. Rayford then pulled on the steering wheel causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle struck the victim. He taken to Christ Hospital where and succumbed to his injuries.
Lamont Jackson and Louis Smith were arrested after they were identified as participating in the murder of an 18 year old man on December 21, 2013 at 7900 S. Lafayette Ave., at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found the victim laying face down with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced on the scene. Both Jackson and Smith were charged accordingly. Jackson had a prior bond court date of 18 December 2014.