Thanks to a security camera, an arrest was made in the attack that happened on the 4500 block of Sheridan, in the Emerald Towers. The suspect, Dennis Dawson, 34, of the 900 block of Lawrence, was let into the building by his victim, an 85-year-old man. The elderly man was then beaten in the elevator, according to WBBM News Radio, for four minutes by the person he'd let into the building.
Luckily, the entry and the elevator attack were caught on tape and played at 23rd District police roll call. On Wednesday, alert officers saw the alleged attacker and arrested him.
Yet another reason not to buzz people into the building unless you know them. Happily, the elderly victim is recovering. We're grateful for that, for the video cameras, and for our observant and alert police officers. Click on the link for Channel 7's coverage.
Update: Here's Channel 2's take, as well as Chicago Breaking News,