An 18-year-old Near North Side man is being held without bond tonight after being charged with multiple felonies, including the robbery of an off-duty Chicago police officer Saturday evening in Lakeview.
|Hammond (Chicago Police Dept)
Kendall Hammond of the 500 block of W. Chestnut is charged with four counts of armed robbery – firearm, one count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, one count of disarming a police officer, one count of aggravated assault with a weapon to a police officer, and one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to court records. All of the charges are felonies. He is also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, a misdemeanor.
Hammond is accused of being one of three men who robbed the off-duty officer and the officer’s wife around 9:25PM Saturday in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood.
Prosecutors say Hammond was identified as the offender who pointed a gun at the officer and the woman while other offenders robbed the couple.
Police say Hammond made incriminating comments to detectives after he was taken into custody around 11:30PM Tuesday in the 1400 block of North Halsted Street.
Hammond allegedly told cops that he and some companions came to Lakeview via CTA on Saturday and proceeded to steal a car, and commit at least one other robbery before holding up the off-duty officer, according to court records.
The status of charges against a juvenile who was questioned in connection with Saturday’s crimes was not immediately available.