Our Pledge To You

News

Sheriff’s deputy shoots fugitive who stabbed fellow officer in Bronzeville

Five people — including three newborn babies — were stabbed at an overnight day care center inside a New York City home early Friday, and a woman who had slashed her wrist and was found in the basement was taken into custody, police said. The victims were listed in critical but stable condition.

Sun-Times file photo

A fugitive was wounded in an officer-involved shooting after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy Monday evening in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.

About 6:35 p.m., the deputies responded to the intersection of 41st Street and Michigan Avenue to arrest Joveaun Brewer, a 22-year-old Chicago man who hadn’t checked in with the Cook County sheriff’s office’s electronic monitoring program since Nov. 7, according to Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the agency, and Chicago police.

As they tried to take Brewer into custody on an escape charge, he stabbed one of the deputies in the head, authorities said. The deputy was expected to survive after being rushed to University of Chicago Medical Center.

Another deputy then shot and tasered Brewer, authorities said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left arm that wasn’t thought to be life-threatening.

CPD officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally wounded about three hours earlier when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital, which is located less than two miles from where the deputy was stabbed.