A 46-year-old man is in custody after beating a woman, hitting her young son when he tried to intervene and throwing an 18-month-old girl out a vehicle window early this morning.
About 2:40 a.m., the man began hitting a 23-year-old woman inside a vehicle near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue. Police described the assault as domestic in nature.
When the woman's 7-year-old son tried to intervene, the suspect hit him as well. The man then threw an 18-month-old girl out a window of the vehicle.The girl was hit by the vehicle as the driver fled.
Police took the suspect into custody a sort time later. Both children were taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized