Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/1/2014 3:16 PM

Police: Two men attack man in Hanover Park, break his arm

Success - Article sent! close
  • Justin Risher

    Justin Risher

  • Humberto Fernandez

    Humberto Fernandez


An 18-year-old man suffered a broken arm when a 20-year-old Streamwood man hit him with a baseball bat in Hanover Park, police said Friday.

The man told police he was walking south on West Avenue approaching Walnut Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when a green Cadillac with four men inside stopped alongside him, police said in a news release. The passengers began talking to him.

Humberto Fernandez and Justin Risher, both 20-year-olds who live in Streamwood, got out of the car during the conversation, police said.

Fernandez was armed with a baseball bat, and Risher was armed with a metal pipe, police said. Fernandez swung the bat at the man's head, who raised his right arm while trying to protect himself, police said.

Deputy Police Chief Tom Cortese said police don't believe the victim knew his attackers.

The 18-year-old escaped the pair, and police received a report of a man being chased by another man with a baseball bat near West and Walnut avenues.

Police found the injured man on the 2200 block of Walnut Avenue. He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment.

A short time later, officers found a green Cadillac at Timber Trail and Walnut Drive in Streamwood.

Fernandez, of the 300 block of Walnut Drive, Streamwood, and Risher, of the 50 block of Evergreen Drive, Streamwood, were then taken into custody, police said.

Both Fernandez and Risher were charged with felony aggravated battery. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

A Cook County judge on Friday ordered Fernandez held on $50,000 bail. He has previous convictions for residential burglary and resisting arrest, according to prosecutors. Risher is being held in Cook County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

• Daily Herald staff writer Barbara Vitello contributed to this report.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.