AG Candidate Robbed at Gunpoint in Chicago

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

A candidate running for IL attorney general was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he's also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities. A group of suspects approached the camera crew, displayed a weapon and demanded their property.

Aaron Goldstein was with several members of his campaign taking publicity shots around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Albany Park neighborhood when the robbery happened, the reports.

According to the Tribune, law enforcement sources confirmed that they had no one in custody and did not release a description of the suspects. Those included a gunman and two accomplices, all "between 20 and 24 years old".

The campaign was doing the photo shoot on a street in Albany Park to capture an "in-the-neighborhood kind of" image, said Goldstein's campaign manager Robert Murphy. "Basically, this was a totally a random act of violence in the community". Murphy added that despite the incident, Goldstein's campaign would move forward as scheduled. But when it happens to you, of course, you're shooken up.

Goldstein is running for attorney general to replace Lisa Madigan and is part of a crowded field of eight vying for the Democratic nomination.

On his campaign Facebook page, Goldstein posted a link to the story as reported by The Chicago Tribune, and thanked everyone for their concern, well wishes, thoughts and prayers, and assured his supporters that he was well.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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