|The victim was attacked on the sidewalk near this restaurant. | Google|
An Edgewater teenager has been charged with participating in the violent attack of a 37-year-old man near the Bryn Mawr Red Line station late Monday night, police said.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested on the 5400 block of North Kenmore shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday. Prosecutors charged him with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he was positively identified as one of the attackers, according to police.
Around 11 p.m. Monday, two males attacked the victim as he waited for a friend outside a Mexican restaurant at 1055 West Bryn Mawr. After being punched several times in the face, the man fell to the ground and struck his head on the sidewalk, police said. Both offenders reportedly then went through the man’s pockets.
The attackers ran away when the victim’s friend arrived on the scene. Nothing was appeared to be taken from the victim, police said.
An ambulance transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was stabilized, but remained listed in critical condition.