5 Men Assault Roger Park Couple

The men verbally and physically assaulted the couple, putting one person in serious condition

By Britni Day
|  Monday, May 9, 2011  |  Updated 10:36 AM CDT
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Walter Gonzalez, 18, is one of five men who assaulted a couple on Friday walking in Rogers Park.

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A man and woman were verbally and physically assaulted by five men Friday who were walking in Rogers Park, police said.

The 41-year-old man and his 40-year-old female companion were walking together when a group of five males approached the couple and verbally assaulted them, according to Chicago police.

One of the offenders punched the man, causing him to fall to the ground, police said. The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital and reported in serious condition.  

All of the men were taken into custody. Walter Gonzalez, 18, of the 5000 block of North Western Avenue was charged with one felony account of aggravated battery.

Terrance Kirksey, 18; Jabar Azami, 26; Timothy Wade, 21; and a 17-year old juvenile were all charged with one misdemeanor count of assault.  Kirksey, Azami and Wade are scheduled to appear in court on June 8 at Belmont and Western.  

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