Man Critically Injured In Boystown Fight

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was beaten and critically injured early Monday in a fight in the heart of the Boystown nightlife strip.

The victim apparently had broken someone’s cell phone as they were all walking down the street around 5:50 a.m., near Halsted and Roscoe streets, police said.

Police officers responding to the scene found the man lying in the street with severe head and facial injuries. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious to critical condition, police said.

Witnesses told police four men were walking down the street when one of the four knocked a phone out one of their hands.

The man told the other man he had broken his cell phone, at which point the three men began fighting with him. The men began beating him in the middle of the street, then left him bleeding on the street and ran down Halsted Street.

Police say both the victim and the three men were apparently intoxicated.

The intersection of Halsted and Roscoe streets is the epicenter of the Boystown nightlife scene, with some of the area’ most popular bars and nightclubs lining Halsted Street both to the north and south. Also at the intersection is a 7-Eleven with a parking lot that doubles as an after-hours gathering spot after the bars close.

No one was in custody Monday afternoon in connection with the incidents.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • German Leprechaun

    Brokeback Mountain (Slapdown Edition).

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Why in fux name was my BRAVO comment deleted???

      Delete this 8==========D~~~~~~~

      ^^^ what they love in boystown!!!

      • German Leprechaun

        LOL!! Guess we’re not supposed to make fun of sissies anymore. What the hell is this world comin to?!!

  • Just Axin

    Hope it wasn’t some brothas on the DL that be violent.

  • Nailed It Das Leprechaun

    Apparently intoxicated with style!!!!. Glamour Boyz never need a reason.

  • onebloodysnowman

    A hissy fit gone mad…..

  • Xox

    Boys gone wild

  • RJ

    Apparently there were no police present, which is odd since they’re usually hanging out at 7-11 rather than policing the streets. Must have been at Dunkin’ Donuts.

    • German Leprechaun

      What, are the cops supposed to blanket “boys-town” to try and prevent feather-boa smackdowns?!!

  • Lil' Bycracke

    Was it boy-on-boy action or boy-on-boy violence?

  • Meat Lovers Unite

    Boys with wood, boys on wood, and so it goes….

  • shannon

    girls will be girls!!!

  • Centurion

    They did not run down Halsted St. They were skipping and holding hands.

    • German Leprechaun

      dude… that’s fuk’n GAY.

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