Police Blocked Off Bellwood Block For Hours Looking For Suspect 

Monday, July 25, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo by David von Diemar on Unsplash

Some residents of Bellwood were left wondering over the weekend what happened in the 400 block of South 23rd Avenue, which was taped off by law enforcement officials for several hours over the weekend. 

The red tape perimeter went up sometime Saturday. The tape didn’t come down until the next day, according to witnesses. Many suspected a fatal shooting. 

During an interview July 25, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey said there were no injuries, fatalities or violence in the area. He said Bellwood Police were assisting the Chicago Police Department in carrying out a search warrant on a home on the block. 

“We blocked off the perimeter while they conducted their investigation,” Harvey said. “They were looking for a subject involved in an incident that happened in Chicago.” 

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Harvey said that person of interest was not inside of the building,” Harvey added. “They never found the person, although there were some people at home during the incident. But, no shooting at all, no threats. This stemmed from an incident in Chicago the day before I believe and the person of interest may have had a Bellwood address.” 

There were no shooting fatalities in Bellwood listed by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

When contacted July 25, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department said he could not immediately comment on the Bellwood incident. 

Possibly more as this story develops. 

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