Man overpowers would-be robber in River North
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CRIME & SAFETY 400 W Huron St - MAP

(Above) 400 block of West Huron Street, between Sedgwick (left) and track-covered Franklin Street.

3-Nov-18 – A man being robbed at gunpoint in River North early Thursday fought back and got the gun away, leaving the would-be robber with nothing to do but run off.

Sam Jimenez Jr.

Sam Jimenez Jr. (left) was caught and arrested about 25 minutes later.

At about 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, a group of people were outside a nightclub on West Huron Street when, according to Chicago Police Department, Jimenez approached, displayed a handgun, and struck one of the people in the group in the face with the gun.

Police say Jimenez fired several shots during a fight before he was overpowered. No one was struck by the gunfire.

Jimenez was caught no more than a few blocks away in the 400 block of West Erie Street. He lives about three miles southwest in the 700 block of South Claremont Avenue.

He was in bond court on Friday, charged with one felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He was ordered held in custody without bail.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 3-Nov-18 2:17 AM

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