Third man charged with throwing objects, hurting children in Little Village
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A third man has been charged with injuring an infant and a toddler last week by throwing objects at a family’s vehicle in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Alexis Andrade, 18, faces two felony counts of aggravated battery to a child, according to a statement from Chicago Police. He has also been charged with criminal damage to property and obstructing identification, both misdemeanors.
At lunchtime on May 4, three men were yelling gang slogans and throwing objects — including a fire hydrant cap — at a vehicle in the 2600 block of South Kedzie, police said.
A police source said the vehicle contained a family of five, three children and two adults, and was exiting a McDonald’s drive-thru at the time. The iron cap of the city fire hydrant broke through a passenger side window and struck one of the three children, ages 7, 2 and 7 months.
The 2-year-old boy, who was struck by the cap and shattered glass, and the 7-month-old boy, who was also struck by the shattered glass, were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were treated and released, a police source said. The 7-year-old girl was not injured.
The children’s father was the target of the attack, police sources said.
Andrade, of the 2300 block of South Whipple, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Friday in the 2800 block of South Trumbull, police said. He was contacted during a traffic stop and initially gave officers a fake name.
Andrade, the third man charged in connection with injuring the children, was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Sunday.
Jonathan Gonzalez, 18; and Luis Olvera, 20, were also charged with two felony counts each of aggravated battery to a child, police said. Gonzalez is also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, while Olvera faces a count of reckless conduct, also a misdemeanor.
Gonzalez, of the 2400 block of South Sawyer; and Olvera, of the 2400 block of South Troy, were identified by the vehicle’s owner.
Gonzalez was ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. Olvera’s bond was set at $500,000. Both were scheduled to appear in court again Monday.