Man Beaten With Baseball Bat During Traffic Altercation


STRETCHER AND GET CHECKED OUT BY FIRST RESPONDERS. MEANTIME, NEW AT 5:00 AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN A PEDESTRIAN AND A DRIVER ESCALATES INTO A BRUTAL BEATING WITH A BASEBALL BAT ONE IS HOSPITALIZED AND POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT. SUZANNE LE MIGNOT JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT BORDERS HERMOSA AND THIS STARTED AT PALMER AND PULASKI, SOURCES SAY IT ESCALATED AND BEATING HIM SO SEVERELY HE IS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA. HE IS NOT DOING WELL, HE DOESN’T LOOK THAT WAY, FROM THE HAPPY GO LUCKY GUY PASSING OUT CANDY TO THE KIDS, IT WAS JUST MY HEART WAS JUST BROKEN. I COULDN’T EVEN STAY IN THE HOSPITAL ROOM MORE THAN 10 MINUTES. JAMES TALKS ABOUT HIS MOMENTS BY RAY RUSSELL’S BEDSIDE HE WAS ON PALMER BEFORE 10:00 LAST NIGHT, HE WAS CROSSING THE STREET WHEN HE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A DRIVER THAT’S WHEN THE DRIVER GOT OUT AND BEAT RUSSELL IN THE HEAD WITH A BASEBALL BAT. I COULDN’T POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HE COULD HAVE DONE TO INVOKE THAT KIND OF CRIME. RUSSELL HAD BEEN LIVING AT A HALF WAY HOUSE AFTER SERVING TIME IN PRISON. HE REALLY UTILIZED THAT SECOND CHANCE. RAY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF THE PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES WE HAVE AVAILABLE HERE. RUSSELL WHO WAS 56 RECENTLY MOVED INTO HIS FIRST APARTMENT HERE AT SAINT ANDREWS COURT AND WAS BEING CONSIDERED FOR A JOB AS A MAINTENANCE WORKER. AT THE TIME HE WAS TRYING TO GET HIS LIFE TOGETHER, IT COULD BE ENDED, SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT COULD END HIS LIFE RIGHT NOW AND WE ARE PRAYING THAT IT DOESN’T. CHICAGO POLICE ARE LOOKING AT AREA SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WITH THE HOPE OF DEVELOPING LEADS IN THIS CASE, IN THE MEANTIME RUSSELL REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TONIGHT WE HAVE LIVE

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