Three teens have been charged in the severe beating of a Ford Heights man last week and police believe more attackers are still at large.
The three, 16-year-old boys were identified as suspects and charged as juveniles in the Sept. 25 attack on a 49-year-old man who was exiting a bus near Woodlane Avenue and Diplomat Lane in Ford Heights, Cook County Sheriff’s police said.
As many as nine people are believed to have been involved in the incident, police said. The victim remains hospitalized with severe injuries.
One from the group of people took the man’s bicycle, which was located at the front of the bus, police said. When the victim left the bus, he was punched in the face by the same person who took the bike. That’s when other members of the group joined in, punching and kicking the victim.
Sheriff's police found the man lying on the ground. He was rushed to an area hospital.Anyone with information about the identities of the remaining attackers is asked to call the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Investigations Unit at 708-865-4896.