- Prosecutors charged two men with trying to kill a Chicago police officer after a South Side shoot-out Sunday.
Javier Fernandez, 32, and John Gonzalez, 30, are charged with attempted murder of a police officer in connection with the incident in the 1900 block of South Union.
According to Assistant State's Attorney Mary Innes, the off-duty officer was on his way to church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday when he heard glass breaking. He then saw Gonzalez breaking into a car, Innes said.
"The victim approached defendant Gonzalez, saying 'stop,' displayed his badge, and announced his office twice," Innes told Judge Maura Slattery Boyle.
How did the editors miss this? This never would have happened if Frank Main or Fran Spielman were taking notes in court and getting their marching orders from City Hall. We're going to guess that Herman is going to be schooled by the veteran reporters shortly so his balanced reporting doesn't upset the slide into oblivion.