Thursday, December 29, 2011

Teens Arrested in Roosevelt Rd. Shooting

Roosevelt Rd. train platform
Two Boys Arrested
Two teens were arrested in connection with the Roosevelt Rd. shooting that took place on Monday, December 26. Two boys ages 14 and 16 were taken into custody. The 14-year-old was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon. The 16-year-old was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

Victim Treated and Released
The 21-year-old victim was shot in the torso on the Roosevelt Rd. Train Station platform. He was then taken to Northwestern University Hospital where he was treated and released.

Police recovered the handgun and the shooter has been identified by the victim.

Sources for this post: NBC Chicago, Chicago Tribune, and WGN

According to a story posted to the NBC Chicago Web site, a man was robbed of his iPhone on the Harrison L stop platform. The 20-year-old man was attacked and knocked to the ground by five men. Robberies of iPhones and iPads, nicknamed “Apple picking” have been a concern for District 1 Commander Christopher Kennedy. At a recent CAPS meeting Commander Kennedy remarked that overall crime in the South Loop is down, but robberies, including strong-armed thefts of iPhones and other electronic devices have been a concern.

SLC Note: The original blog post, “Teens Arrested in Roosevelt Rd. Shooting” did not include attributions. This was an error on our part. Thanks to an anonymous comment, we were made aware of our error. SLC regrets this oversight.


  1. I have not heard that term: apple picking! Gee and I usually just bake with the apples I pick.

  2. The local police officers coined that phrase. I heard it first at a CAPS meeting. It obviously is a reference to the theft of Apple iPhones and iPads, some of which have been stolen on the Red Line in the South Loop.


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