Suspect arrested in Chinatown carjacking, beating of grandfather on South Side, Chicago police say


CHICAGO (WLS) — Police announced charges Friday in the carjacking and beating of a grandfather in Chicago’s Chinatown five months ago.

The family also confirmed to ABC7 that they were notified of an arrest in the case Friday morning.

WATCH: Police announce charges after suspect arrested in Chinatown carjacking, beating of Jin Lew

Jin Lew, 61, was carjacked, robbed and severely beaten in April. He was found unconscious by a street sweeper near 25th Place and Princeton.

Family members say lew spent about a month in a coma… After sustaining a traumatic brain injury… He’s undergone multiple surgeries… And relatives say he’s now in a rehabilitation facility… He’s able to walk with the aid of a walker… And he’s able to talk… But he still needs 24-hour supervision…

One of Lew’s sons said the family is relieved and grateful for the efforts of CPD. They said a weight has been lifted from their shoulders with this arrest and the family is now hoping for justice while remaining focused on caring for their father.

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