Norridge police investigating attack that critically injured 78-year-old man

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Norridge police investigating attack that critically injured 78-year-old man
Norridge police are investigating the beating of a 78-year-old man, who was attacked by three masked men in his yard last week.

NORRIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Norridge police said a 78-year-old man is in critical condition after being attacked by a group of three men in his yard.

Police said on Friday, April 28 they received a call in the early afternoon to the 4800-block of North Chester for a battery and possible home invasion. When officers arrived, they found the man in the backyard.

Police said he was attacked by a group of three masked men in the backyard of the home, which belongs to his daughter. Police said the group never made it into the home.

The entire attack was caught on surveillance video. It shows three people wearing masks approach the back door and then take off. Moments later, the man walks outside and tries to run after them. About a minute after that you can see the victim walk back from behind the garage.

His daughter said he had been badly beaten and was hospitalized for three days in critical condition. He is now recovering at home.

Police said they have a person of interest that they are looking for, though they did not release a name.

Along with the video, the man's family provided, police area also reviewing other video from the area.

Police initially reported the victim is 80 years old, but his daughter said her father is 78.