A Bronzeville man has been charged in connection with an attack in the Boystown neighborhood that injured one man and left a cop wounded while making an arrest early Monday morning — several hours after the Chicago Pride Parade ended.
When police arrived at the scene of the attack around 2:45 a.m., witnesses pointed to Steven L. Harris, as the man who attacked and battered a 31-year-old man in the 900 block of West Belmont Avenue, police said.
As a police officer attempted to question Harris, he resisted and fell through the plate glass window of a Forever Yogurt shop at 931 W. Belmont Ave.
“As the plate glass broke, an officer suffered a pretty serious laceration to his hand,” said police spokesman Jose Estrada. He was then taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was treated and referred to a specialist due to the severity of the cut.
Harris, of the 5000 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, was then arrested by another officer and taken to Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital. He has been charged with felony criminal damage to property, felony resisting a police officer and misdemeanor battery, police said.
Everyone was released from area hospitals, said police. Harris is expected to appear in Central Bond Court on Tuesday.
Estrada said the incident was not necessarily the result of the pride parade crowds, noting that it was a beautiful day and that it is not uncommon for large crowds to visit the area.
Several other fights broke out throughout the night, according to paradegoers.