A suspect may be in custody in connection with a violent attack on a woman near a popular Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line station.
Police said a man turned himself in at the Area Central police headquarters early Wednesday morning in connection with the brutal Sunday attack that left a 23-year-ol woman beaten and robbed.
Authorities have not yet confirmed that the man is in fact the person responsible for the crime, however, noting that an investigation remained ongoing. The man remained in custody but authorities said he had not been questioned in the case as of early Wednesday morning.
Community activist Andrew Holmes said he was contacted by the suspect’s family late Tuesday night and convinced the man to turn himself in to police.
"He was pretty willing to listen to his family. He didn’t reject about coming in," Hollmes said. "He wanted to come in. His family strong support him. I take my hats off to them they wanted to come in and do the right thing."
Police on Tuesday released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with the assault and robbery in the Bucktown neighborhood.
About 3:25 a.m., the man followed the 23-year-old woman from the CTA Blue Line stop at North and Damen Avenues, Chicago police said.
He pulled her into a gangway in the 1600 block of North Bell Avenue, where he beat, robbed and disrobed her, police said.
The man was described as black, between 20 and 25 years old, about 5-foot-7 and 150 to 160 pounds. Anyone with information was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.