COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An Old Town man has been charged in the beating of a 57-year-old man on a Red Line train Friday night, prosecutors said Sunday. Two females also were attacked by a group of men in the same incident.
Cameron D. Griggs, 19, was arrested near the 69th Street "L" stop Friday and charged with aggravated battery, according to court documents. The attacks occurred about 10:40 p.m., police said.
No one else has been charged in the attack, prosecutors said.
Griggs boarded a Red Line train with a group of four other men on Friday night at 47th Street before the violence began, Assistant State's Attorney Michael Rusch said. The group appears to have gang ties, he said.
One of the group members, an unknown suspect, hit the 57-year-old man over the head with his gun, according to Rusch and court documents. The victim might have been struck after he noticed the suspect with a gun in his waistband and tried to move away, Rusch said.
Rusch said Griggs then punched and kicked the man. A female on the train hit the emergency button, and someone else in the group attacked her, police said. A second female victim was punched in the mouth four times by one of the men, Rusch said.
Griggs, of the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, was arrested shortly after the attack, according to arrest records. The other suspects fled, Rusch said.
A Cook County judge ordered Griggs held on $90,000 bail Sunday.