Police Suspect Link Between Cop Injured By Crowd And Other Incident In Englewood

Bob Roberts
September 22, 2018 - 12:31 pm
Maurethius Smith

Chicago police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Police say there may be a link between an incident in Englewood in which officers were pelted with rocks, and a later incident on the same block in which three people were shot. 

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Detectives are studying surveillance video of both incidents from the 7300 block of South Carpenter Street.  Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers responding to a "shots fired" call required treatment for minor injuries from the rock-throwing.

Two hours later, at about 11 p.m. Friday, two women and a man were shot, one seriously. Guglielmi says Englewood District police using advanced technology have identified the area as one with a running conflict between gangs.

Police said 22-year-old Maurethius Smith of Sauk Village faces felony weapons and misdemeanor resisting charges stemming from the rock-throwing incident. Robbie Greenwood, 33, faces charges of resisting and assaulting police, also from the rock-throwing.