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Published on June 21, 2024
Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder and Robbery in Chicago Christmas Day AssaultSource: Chicago Police Department

Two individuals are facing serious charges following their alleged involvement in a violent incident that took place in Chicago last December. Brayan Sotelo, 20, of the 2700 block of S. Kolin Ave., and Elmer Escobar-Fuentes, 24, of the 2700 block of S. Millard Ave., are each charged with one felony count of first-degree attempted murder, one felony count of attempted robbery, and one felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Details of the charges against the men were published by the Chicago Police Department.

The accused were apprehended on June 19, 2024, in separate locations, Sotelo was taken into custody in the 2700 block of S. Kolin Ave, and Escobar-Fuentes was arrested in the 1200 block of S. 55th Ct. in Cicero. According to information provided by the Chicago Police Department, the arrests stem from an incident that occurred on Christmas Day in 2023, the two have been identified as the assailants who allegedly attacked and seriously injured a 25-year-old male victim in the 2800 block of S. Kostner Ave.

A detention hearing for Sotelo and Escobar-Fuentes has been scheduled for June 21, 2024. It will take place at the courthouse located at 2600 S. California. Details of the allegations and the events leading up to the arrests are currently limited, however, with the investigation still ongoing and no additional information made publicly available at this time.

For further details on the charges as well as updates on the court proceedings to follow, interested parties can refer to the Chicago Police Department's official release.