A Chicago man was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection with an incident where a man on Howard Street was hit in the head with a brick numerous times, according to a Tuesday Evanston Police Department news release.
The incident occurred on Sept. 28 in the 700 block of Howard Street, and the Evanston Fire Department transported the 23-year-old Chicago resident who was injured to Presence St. Francis Hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
The 23-year-old was walking west when the offender “approached and attacked without provocation,” the release said. A witness provided a description of the 35-year-old Chicago resident, and officers located him on Howard Street west of Ridge Avenue.
A police investigation has not found a connection between the two men, and the release said it appears to be a “random act.”
The man was charged with one felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of aggravated battery with great bodily harm and one felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held in Cook County Jail without bond.
The next court date scheduled is Oct. 16.