COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Two men are accused of attacking a Chicago Fire Department paramedic in Andersonville as he and fellow first responders were treating a patient Friday night.
Daniel Delgado, 31, and Hector Moreno, 24, were each charged with aggravated battery to a government employee and appeared in bond court Sunday.
The paramedics were treating an injured man in the 5600 block of North Clark Street about 5:30 p.m. when Delgado came up to the ambulance and kicked the side door, Assistant State's Attorney Ron Park said.
Delgado then punched one of the paramedics in his chest, said Park, who did not give a motive for Delgado's alleged attack.
Delgado and the paramedic struggled and fell to the ground before the paramedic managed to restrain his attacker, Park said.
Moreno ran from across the street to help Delgado and tried to punch the paramedic, who was able to avoid the blow, Park said. With help from fellow Fire Department colleagues, the paramedic was able to restrain Moreno as well.
Cops arrested the pair on the scene a short time later, according to a police report.
Delgado took a scrape on his left cheek during the struggle but refused medical attention, according to the report. The paramedic, who suffered scrapes on his knee and ankle, was treated at Weiss Memorial Hospital and released, police said.
Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set bail for Delgado, of the 6200 block of North Artesian Avenue, and Moreno, of the 6000 block of North Claremont Avenue, at $150,000 each.