Two men were shot—one fatally—outside of FoodSmart Urban Market, as LoganSquarist reported on May 15, but the week came with other distressing news as well, including the death of a 77-year-old man who fell onto a passing truck.
Teen Suspected Of Drawing Gang-Promoting City Sticker Arrested For Vehicle Theft
Logan Square teen Herbert Pulgar was arrested after a drawn-out police chase on May 12, CBS reported.
Pulgar was driving a Chevrolet Astro van early that morning and committed a minor traffic violation. When police looked up his license plate number, they determined it had been reported stolen. A car chase ensued, and Pulgar and possibly another person tried to flee but crashed into parked cars. Pulgar then tried to run away but was caught and charged with possession of a stolen car and several traffic citations.
Pulgar gained some notoriety in 2011, as a high school freshman, when his design won a city-wide vehicle sticker art contest. After the contest wrapped up, officials retracted the decision due to fears that the design contained various symbols from the Maniac Latin Disciples, including a large heart and fingers making pitchfork signs.
77-Year-Old Dies After Falling Onto Passing Truck
Rogers Park resident Jonathan Braslavsky, 77, died on May 14 after a May 5 traffic accident.
Braslavsky was in the street trying to get into his car when he fell backward and hit his head on a moving work truck in the 3200 block of W. Fullerton Ave.
He died about nine days later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, the Sun-Times reported. The medical examiner’s office said he died of head injuries, and the death was ruled an accident.
Gang Member Charged In 2013 Killing Of Elderly Logan Man
A suspected gang member has been charged in the 2013 killing of a 68-year-old Logan Square man, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Convicted burglar Joshua Johnson, 23, was arrested for an unrelated crime and subsequently charged with the 2013 robbing and murder of Cayetano Sandoval in the 1900 block of N. Spaulding Ave. Johnson and another unknown man reportedly mugged and attacked Sandoval before pinning him down and shooting him five times. Prosecutors said there were several witnesses to the incident.