Migrant carjacked by migrants outside migrant shelter: report

The warehouse currently used as a migrant shelter at 1308 North Elston is located across the street from the Salt Shed. (Google)

CHICAGO — A group of migrants attacked, robbed, and carjacked another migrant outside the city’s shelter at 1308 North Elston, across from the Salt Shed, on Monday evening. Police said the victim refused to pursue felony charges, but two men were charged with misdemeanors.

The 37-year-old victim was outside around 10 p.m. when a group of up to ten people, all believed to be associated with the migrant shelter, approached and began to physically attack him, according to preliminary information. Police said the offenders threatened the man and a 33-year-old man who was with him before leaving the scene. Some of them took his silver 2008 Ford Focus.

CPD officers arrested two men at the scene: Eliezer Torres, 26, is charged with misdemeanor assault, and 35-year-old Carlos Gonzalez-Montero is charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault, according to a police spokesperson.

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