UPDATE: Two charged in connection to NW Side home invasion in which 80-year-old man shot one of the intruders
by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI
A man and a woman were charged in connection with a break-in to an 80-year-old man’s apartment in the 8500 block of West Catherine Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in which the elderly man shot one of the intruders, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.
The 80-year-old man reported that he was at home when a man and a woman knocked on the front door and when he opened the door they broke inside, according to police.
The man reported that a struggle ensued and that he allegedly fired his gun and shot the man in the chest, according to police. The woman and the man drove themselves to Ascension Resurrection Medical Center, 7435 W. Talcott Ave., where the man was listed in critical condition, police said. The man and the woman were placed into custody at the hospital, police said.
The 80-year-old man sustained several injuries throughout the body and was also transported to Ascension Resurrection, according to police. The man had a FOID card, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as Mansfield Wallace, age 51, of the 200 block of Richmond Street, Evanston, and Tabitha Hemphill, age 31, of the 4500 block of West Armitage Avenue.
Wallace was charged with felony home invasion, aggravated battery to a victim age 60 and older and one felony count of aggravated battery and issuance of a warrant. Hemphill was charged with a felony home invasion and two counts of issuance of a warrant, police said.