Uptown resident Cedric Johnson was charged with eight counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and individual counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after a Lake View attack involving another man he met through the dating app Grindr, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Judge Arthur Wesley Willis denied Johnson bail at a June 16 hearing, calling him a threat to public safety.
Prosecutors said Johnson met the other man, a local professor, at the alleged victim's apartment on the 600 block of West Aldine Avenue. After a while, an argument ensued, with Johnson allegedly attacking the victim with a hammer and hitting him several times. The professor was rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and treated for multiple injuries. Several officers were also injured while apprehending Johnson.
Johnson's next court date is Friday, June 21.
The full article is at chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/6/16/18681052/cedric-johnson-hammer-attack-grindr-dating-app-uptown-lakeviewl .
Earlier coverage at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Dating-app-meeting-leads-to-Lake-View-attack/66296.html .