Charges filed in World Cup brawl that left 3 Chicago cops injured in the Gold Coast

Chicago — A woman and a man face felony charges, and two other men face misdemeanor charges in connection with a fight between fans of opposing soccer teams in the Gold Coast on Saturday that injured two Chicago police officers. Most of the accused are from the suburbs.

Police responded to calls of a large fight involving about 15 people outside Gold Coast Social, 7 West Division, around 4:45 p.m. Witnesses reported that fans who were at the bar watching Argentina play Mexico in the World Cup began fighting after Argentina won.

Amanda Jimenez and Cristian Munoz | Chicago Police Department

An officer who was helping to break up the fight asked Cristian Munoz, 22, of Cicero, to get out of the street and stay on the sidewalk, prosecutors said Sunday. Instead, Munoz allegedly circled a car and punched the female officer in the face.

The officer deployed her Taser to subdue Munoz, who proceeded to kick a male officer in the face and cause another female officer to suffer bruising and abrasions to her knees, prosecutors allege.

He is charged with two counts of felony aggravated battery of a peace officer and resisting.

During the incident, officers radioed that some people involved in the fight had fled the scene in a vehicle. Cops found a car matching the description about a block away in the first block of East Goethe with Amanda Jimenez, 36, of Orland Park behind the wheel.

After asking Jimenez and her passenger to step out of the vehicle, police found a loaded handgun inside a bag that was in a purse on the passenger floorboard, prosecutors said. Jimenez allegedly told police that she owned the purse and a phone that was inside of it.

Prosecutors said surveillance video showed Jimenez walking and running with the purse before police confronted her. She is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with a previous conviction, driving with a revoked license, and possession of cannabis.

Her criminal background includes felony convictions for aggravated fleeing in 2013 and 2015 and aggravated DUI in 2013, prosecutors said. Judge Mary Marubio ordered her to post $100 toward bail to get out of jail.

Munoz must pay a $300 deposit, Marubio said.

Two other men were charged with misdemeanors related to the incident. Patrick Lopez, 26, of Grayslake is charged with battery, and Alejandro Dominguez, 22, of Gurnee is charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of criminal trespassing.

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