ALLEY FIGHT: One Arrest in Boystown Alley Melee

Several residents in the 800 block of W. Newport Avenue reported a large group of “teenagers” fighting in the alleys behind Newport, Cornelia, and Halsted at 10:40 last night.

The first officers on scene immediately called for back up after they rolled into a large fight behind Batteries Not Included, 3420 N. Halsted. At least a dozen officers responded to bring the situation under control.

One 22 year-old was taken into custody for battery after being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a busted lip that he suffered in the melee.

The victim is from the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side.

Thursday 11 July 2013
Chicago Police Department Case #HW358478

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