Cook County sheriff’s detectives, Gang Unit officers, a police K-9 and a helicopter were at the scene.
An argument between two cousins ended with a bullet in one's leg, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office. Solomon Stewart IV, 17, of the 1400 block of East Lincoln Highway was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a firearm after he pulled a gun from his waistband and fired one shot into his cousin's thigh while near the intersection of Diplomat and Woodlawn Roads in Ford Heights, according to police. Stewart also was shot in the ankle with his own gun before fleeing in another relative's car, police said. Cook County deputies got a description of the getaway car and captured Stewart at 13th Street and Cottage Grove, though police said they were unable to find the weapon. Stewart and his cousin were treated for their …
Officers find him living in filth, and several animals on his property were diseased and neglected, according to the sheriff's department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, April 23, 2011
A south suburban woman—accused of beating an elderly relative with a stick and letting him live amid animal feces, urine and trash—has been arrested by the Cook County Sheriff's Department. Denise Thomas, 49, of the 20900 block of South Cottage Grove in Ford Heights is charged with one count of domestic battery to a person over 60, according to the sheriff. A friend of the elderly victim called police after learning the victim had been struck by Thomas and that the two were living in unhealthy conditions, according to police. Patrol officers visited on the home on April 15 and found that there was no running water or heat. Officers also found that the food in the refrigerator was spoiled because there was no electricity. The victim told …