CHICAGO - Authorities announced charges Saturday against a Chicago man who they say struck a Chicago Police officer while attempting to flee during a traffic stop last Thursday.
Police charged Timothy Hendricks, 32, of the 1700 block of N. Neva Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood, which is part of the Austin community area on the city's far west side, with four felony counts including Attempted Murder in the First Degree. Hendricks' official charges are as follows:
- One (1) felony count - Attempt - Murder - First Degree
- One (1) felony count - Aggravated Battery/Harm Police Officer
- One (1) felony count - Resisting Arrest/Obtructing a Police Officer
- One (1) felony count - Manufacturing/Distributing <15g of Cocaine or an Analog Thereof
The incident reportedly happened just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday on the 1000 block of N. Ridgway in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Police said that, while conducting a traffic stop on Timothy Hendricks on the 1000 block of N. Ridgway in the Humboldt Park neighborhood last Thursday, he put his vehicle (which was his personal car, with license plates registered to his home) into drive and attempted to flee. In his attempt to flee he struck and injured a Chicago Police Officer.
Minutes later he ditched the vehicle he was driving and attempted to flee on foot. Officers ultimately caught him two blocks away and around the corner on the 900 block of N. Hamlin.
We'll update this post when we know more about the officer's condition.
Hendricks was due in bond court today.
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