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Chicago Woman Beats Rapist Unconscious with Crowbar

She MacGyver’d like a boss:

The 58-year-old woman had been asleep in her bedroom in the 1300 block of South Throop Street in University Village when [30-year-old Dorval] Grice, a longtime neighbor, entered the woman’s home through an unlatched living room window about 6:30 a.m., prosecutors said.

Grice woke the victim up by pulling her hair and demanding oral sex, according to Grissman.

When the woman refused, Grice punched her several times in her head, prosecutors said. That’s when he ripped off the woman’s underwear and forced himself on her, prosecutors said.

The victim begged for her life, prosecutors said, and fought against Grice.

She was eventually able to grab a glass mug from her nightstand and beat Grice in his head, Grissman said. The woman then grabbed a crowbar she keeps near her bed for protection and beat Grice unconscious, according to prosecutors.

At that point, she called 911.

The survivor added:

“If I’d been a crybaby, he’d have had me,” the victim told Fox32 News, explaining how she tapped her knowledge of boxing to “stick ’em and move baby.”

Woman Beat Rapist With Crowbar, Knocked Him Out, Prosecutors Say. DNAinfo Chicago, 10/18/16.

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UPDATE: Man Shoots Woman, Kills Self at Chicago Nordstrom’s

Now it’s murder-suicide.

Nordstrom shooting victim dies day after her birthday. Chicago Tribune, 11/30/2014.

[Nadia] Ezaldein’s family said she and her relatives had been tormented by the gunman, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, who sought her out Friday night before shooting her in the head and neck area about 8:30 p.m.

Ezaldein [22] began dating [Marcus] Dee [31] in August 2012 after meeting him through her older sister’s roommate, they said. Dee physically abused and beat the woman throughout the relationship, and in December 2013, threatened her by inserting a handgun into her mouth, the victim’s family said. The incident resulted in a hospital visit and the victim ending the relationship.

In the year since, Dee had harassed both the woman and her family members by making threatening calls to her father and siblings, family members said. The victim changed her number three times as a result, they said.

Ezaldein also tried to request an order of protection but backed out of the request when Dee threatened to kill himself if she went through with it, family members said. Relatives said the woman was also hesitant to report abuse or harassment because Dee’s parents were police officers.

“She thought his parents could cover it up,” a sister said.

Law enforcement sources said Dee’s parents are both Chicago police officers.

Earlier post:

The 31-year-old man was targeting his “girlfriend or ex-girlfriend,” who was a seasonal employee at the department store, said John Escalante, chief of detectives for the Chicago Police Department.

“She was working up on the second floor when he approached her, fired one shot, which struck her,” Escalante said on the scene. “He then turned the gun to himself and shot and killed himself.”

According to a police report, the shooter, identified as Marcus Dee, approached the woman at the store and they spoke with each other. He took out a gun, and as the woman walked away from him, he shot her in the head/neck area before shooting himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:23 p.m., the report said.

Gunman shoots woman, kills self at Nordstrom. Chicago Tribune, 11/29/2014.

Man Shoots Woman, Kills Self at Chicago Nordstrom’s

The 31-year-old man was targeting his “girlfriend or ex-girlfriend,” who was a seasonal employee at the department store, said John Escalante, chief of detectives for the Chicago Police Department.

“She was working up on the second floor when he approached her, fired one shot, which struck her,” Escalante said on the scene. “He then turned the gun to himself and shot and killed himself.”

According to a police report, the shooter, identified as Marcus Dee, approached the woman at the store and they spoke with each other. He took out a gun, and as the woman walked away from him, he shot her in the head/neck area before shooting himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:23 p.m., the report said.

Gunman shoots woman, kills self at Nordstrom. Chicago Tribune, 11/29/2014.

“Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real”: Man Pulls .22-caliber Submachine Gun over 22-cent Tax

Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police said.

So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun out of his Gucci satchel inside the convenience store in the 4000 block of West Madison Street where they tried to make him pay it — and he threatened to kill everyone there, a prosecutor said.

This “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” he would later allegedly tell the cops. “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”

…Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio said police saw Shelton yelling at the victims when they answered a report of a man with a gun there.

“I’m going to shoot you in the head three times,” Shelton allegedly told one person.

“I’m going to smoke your ass,” he allegedly told another.

Savaglio said the whole thing was caught on video surveillance. She said Shelton’s gun had eight live rounds in one magazine, five live rounds in another and one in the chamber.

Angry over 22-cent tax on soda, man pulls out submachine gun in store: police. Chicago Sun-Times, 4/13/2014.

Squabble over Jacket Leads to Fatal Stabbing at Retirement Home

Roosevelt Shaffer, 72, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Raymond Robinson, 69, at the Bethel Terrace Senior Living facility, according to police and prosecutors.

Robinson was stabbed in his chest about 10 a.m. Friday and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died about an hour later, authorities said.

The men, who were friends, lived at the facility at 900 W. 63rd St., prosecutors said.

Shaffer allegedly stabbed Robinson in with a boning knife after they argued about a jacket in the hallway outside Robinson’s room, according to court records.

…After the stabbing, Shaffer went to his apartment, had a cigarette and washed the boning knife he used to stab Robinson, records show.

72-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing friend at retirement home. Chicago Sun-Times, 2/18/2014.

Man Brushes Teeth with Fabuloso, Harasses Party Guests, Stabs 1 to Death

Before killing a teenage guest at his roommate’s birthday party, a Southwest Side man brushed his teeth in front of the victim with the household-cleaning product “Fabuloso” and harassed her and other guests, Cook County prosecutors said.

Adan Montano had been acting “strange and belligerent” and was bothering 18-year-old Stephanie Serrano and others before he was asked to go back to his room during Monday night’s celebration in the apartment in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.

Montano complied.

But not before punching his roommate in the back of his head, Santini said.

The roommate, who twice asked Montano, 37, to stop annoying people if he wanted to stay at the party, responded by punching Montano in the face, Santini said.

When the gathering started breaking up around 10 p.m., Montano allegedly emerged from his room holding a beer bottle in one hand and a butcher knife in the other.

The roommate and another woman, who by then were on the back porch with Serrano, managed to escape as they saw Montano coming toward them with the weapon, Santini said.

Serrano also tried to escape but fell down.

That’s when Montano started stabbing her in the face, arms, and chest, penetrating her heart, Santini said.

Montano then tried going after the other woman, but the roommate stepped in and hit him in the head with a pool cue, Santini said.

The roommate eventually wrestled the knife away from Montano and suffered deep defensive wounds as a result, Santini said.

Suspect jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail for killing at birthday party. Chicago Sun-Times, 1/8/2014.

13-Year Old Kills Sleeping Cousin after XBox Argument

The teen shot his cousin, Raymond Galloway, in the head at around 5:50 a.m. Sunday while Galloway slept in the teen’s bedroom in the 500 block of East 38th Place, according to Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors.

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to authorities.

The two boys had been arguing earlier about an Xbox, according to a police report.

A fired 9mm cartridge was found in the teen’s bedroom and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered in the apartment, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Boy, 13, held on charges he killed cousin, 16, over Xbox. Chicago Tribune, 1/6/2014.

Man Shoots Girlfriend’s Babydaddy in the Head

Assistant State’s Attorney Kingsley Sawyers said Simms and his girlfriend began to argue Friday at Simms’ home because he’d been dating other women. The argument went on for a couple of hours, Sawyers said.

Eventually he said the girlfriend went to her room and got on the phone, speaking to Jermane Richardson, the father of her 7-year-old child.

Richardson showed up at the residence 45 minutes later and knocked on the door, the prosecutor said. Simm’s girlfriend came out of her room to speak to Richardson, who was at the bottom of a set of stairs.

A witness later saw Simms come out of his room with a “big gun,” Sawyers said, and he began to argue with Richardson as the girlfriend tried to intervene.

Eventually Richardson began to walk up the stairs toward Simms, Sawyers said, but Simms shot him once in the arm. Then, after Richardson fell to the ground in a seated position, the prosecutor said Simms stood over him and shot him two more times, once in the head.

South Austin man kills father of girlfriend’s child: prosecutors. Chicago Sun-Times, 12/29/2013.

Teen Leaves Aunt Christmas “Present”: Her Dismembered Boyfriend

On Christmas Eve, Valdez was home drinking while his aunt was at a party and Diaz-Hernandez was visiting family members. Diaz-Hernandez came home to find there was no beer left in the house and headed out with Valdez to a nearby drugstore to pick some up, Sawyers said.

Valdez hid a hammer by the apartment’s door before leaving, Sawyers said. The store turned out to be closed. When the two men returned home, Valdez let Diaz-Hernandez enter first, then picked up the hammer and struck him in the back of the head, Sawyers said.

Diaz-Hernandez fell to the floor, and Valdez struck him up to 10 more times, Sawyers said. Valdez then covered the windows, played loud music and began cutting apart the man’s body, the prosecutor said.

He used a butcher knife to cut off Diaz-Hernandez’s ears, nose and mouth, and also cut off the man’s head and his left arm, Sawyers said.

Valdez then put the head, ears and nose on his aunt’s bed “as he, quote, ‘Wanted to leave his aunt a present,'” Sawyers said.

According to an arrest report, police who responded to the home after Valdez called 911 on Christmas Day found him sitting in the front yard with an iPad in his hands.

When one officer asked, “What’s going on?” Valdez replied, “Shouldn’t you arrest me before you ask me questions?”

The officer then asked why he should arrest Valdez. “Because I just killed a man, and he’s in the basement,” Valdez said, before slamming the iPad to the ground, cracking its screen.

Valdez allegedly told police he would have killed his aunt, too, if she had come home and seen the body.

Officials: Defendant offered dismemberment as a ‘present’. Chicago Tribune, 12/28/2013.

“Yeah, I pulled his a– out of the car and beat the f— out of him”: Body Charged for Beating 82-Year-Old Man

Sophia Body, of the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery of a senior citizen, police said. Body was ordered held on $2 million bail in court Sunday morning.

…A police investigation determined that after the victim accidentally bumped one of the women with his vehicle, Body said on the scene: “Yeah, I pulled his a– out of the car and beat the f— out of him,” according to a police report.

The owner of a nearby convenience store had video surveillance which they were able to show responding officers.

The victim, of the South Side’s Brainerd neighborhood, suffered lacerations to the upper and lower back and bleeding to his head, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

$2 million bail for woman accused of beating man, 82. Chicago Tribune, 11/10/2013.

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