David Chikerotis died on March 25 – two days after being placed on life support following a violent assault
David who was the son of ‘Chicago Fire’ actor dies after being ‘severely beaten by three friends seeking to cause him permanent disfigurement in violent attack’
Police say that three people gave Chikerotis a group beating, repeatedly punching and kicking him in a bid to inflict either permanent disability or profound disfigurement
Owens, 30, Stacy Krisik, 33, and Jessica Doherty, 26, were all arrested and charged with aggravated battery on Saturday for a beatdown that left the victim on life support
The alleged assault happened in the Evergreen Park home of Jonathon Owens shared with Stacy Krisik
Cops discovered David’s bruised and battered in the home that Owens and Krisik share on South Francisco Avenue, responding to a welfare-check call
The victim’s dad, Steve Chikerotis, is a retired Chicago Fire Chief, who currently works as an adviser and actor on the TV series ‘Chicago Fire’
The charges against the three suspects is expected to be upgraded following the death of Chikerotis
David Chikerotis, 31, died on March 25, two days after he was placed on life-support, having been found severely beaten in an Oak Lawn home
David Chikerotis, 31, died on March 25 having been rushed to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Chicago, and placed on life support on Saturday.
Police say that three people, who they believe were acquaintances of David, repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in an effort to cause him permanent disfigurement or disability.
The alleged onslaught happened in the Evergreen Park home of Jonathon Owens, 30, and Stacy Krisik, 33, who along with Jessica Doherty, 26, were all arrested an charged with aggravated battery on Saturday.
The gang of three, Jonathon Owens, [left], Jessica Doherty, [center], and Stacy Krisik, were all arrested and charged with aggravated battery on Saturday for a beatdown that left the victim on life support. The Charges maybe upgraded following the death of the victim David Chikerotis
It’s is expected that the three defendants will see their charges upgraded in the wake of David’s death, by the office the Cook County state’s attorney.
Police discovered David’s bruised and bloody body in the home that Owens and Krisik share on South Francisco Avenue, after being summoned to the residence for a well-being check, authorities said in a statement.
David suffered had clearly suffered severe injuries, according to attending officers, and wasn’t conscious at the time of their arrival.
He was rushed to hospital and placed on life support. He died two days later at 5:43pm on Monday.
David Chikerotis is the son of retired Chicago Fire Chief Steve Chikerotis [photo]. He currently works as a technical adviser and actor on the TV series ‘Chicago Fire’
Evergreen Park police are refusing to release information regarding the motive for the alleged assault, or the specific way in which it was carried out.
They have also declined to speculate on how each of the four people involved know each other or why they were together leading up to the believed attack, according to the Chicago Tribune.
David Chikerotis is the son of retired Chicago Fire Chief Steve Chikerotis. He currently works as a technical adviser on the television show ‘Chicago Fire’ and regularly appears as the character Steve Walker.
Owens, Krisik and Doherty are set to appear in court on April 22.