Photo of Man Wanted in Logan Square Attack Released

By BJ Lutz
|  Saturday, Aug 27, 2011  |  Updated 1:44 PM CDT
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A surveillance image was released late Friday of a man with whom police want to talk after a woman said she was assaulted at gunpoint in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood earlier this week.

The man in the surveillance image appears to match the description given by police on Thursday, of a Hispanic male between 17 and 20 years of age wearing a checkered or striped shirt.

A 37-year-old woman told police she was attacked at about 10 p.m. Wednesday as she walked to her home on the 2900 block of West Belden Avenue. The woman was pushed into a gangway at gunpoint and sexually assaulted, police said.

The woman screamed for help, getting the attention of two men who came to her defense. Police said those men chased the rapist until he turned the gun on them and ran away.

The attacker dropped a cell phone as he ran away, police said. They hoped to gather fingerprints from it.

The gun was not fired. Officers took the woman to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.

A community alert issued by Grand Central Area detectives said the attacker had "little or no neck" and "permanently shrugged" shoulders.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-746-8282.

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