Man charged with battery in Rogers Park attack

May 8, 2011 6:35:05 AM PDT
Police say an 18-year-old is one of five young men charged after a husband and wife were attacked in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Walter Gonzalez, 18, is charged with a felony count of aggravated battery. Gonzalez was due in bond court Sunday.

Terrance Kirksey, 18, 26-year-old Jabar Azami, 21-year-old Timothy Wade and a 17-year-old are all charged with assault.

Police say the men verbally assaulted the 41-year-old man and 40-year-old woman, who were out for a walk. One suspect reportedly punched the man, causing him to fall.

The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.