100-Person Street Fight Leads to Arrests, Injured Cops

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    Seven people were arrested and several police officers were injured during an early Saturday morning street fight involving more than 100 people on the Northwest Side, the Sun-Times reported.

    Police responded to the large disturbance near the 5600 block of West Grand Avenue around 1:45 a.m., and several officers sustained “non-life threatening injuries” while trying to break up the fight, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

    Several of the suspects refused orders to quit fighting and verbally and physically assaulted officers responding to the disturbance, Ursitti said. Police also used Tasers and pepper spray to quiet the disturbance, she said.

    One teen was arrested and charged with a felony following the fight, Ursitti said.

    Thomas Kent, 18, of west suburban Maywood, was charged with felony aggravated battery to police, one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct and three counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

    Six other people, all in their teens or early 20's, were charged with misdemeanors after the brawl.

    • George Jernigan, 20, of the 1800 block of N. McVicker Ave., was charged with reckless conduct, three counts of resisting/obstructing, and battery.
    • Jeremy Reed, 18, of the 5700 block of W. Ohio St., was charged with reckless conduct and two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer.
    • Aramie Kent, 20, of the 2100 block of S. 11th Place, was charged with reckless conduct and two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer.
    • Keisha Lemon, 21, of the 700 block of N. Menard Ave., was charged with reckless conduct.
    • Orlando Edwards, 21, of the 5700 block of W. Ohio St., was charged with reckless conduct, battery, and two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer.
    • Dishai Reed, 20, of west suburban Bellwood was charged with reckless conduct.

    Bond information for Kent was not immediately available.