Man Beats Visitor In Front of Woman, Baby, Police Say

The offender was intoxicated and became upset the visitor was eating and drinking with a woman, according to police. An arrest is merely an accusation and not evidence of a conviction.


Gochoo Battsngel, 47, was charged with battery Oct. 8 after police responded to a disturbance at 2 a.m. at his residence in the 8000 block of Foster Lane. When police heard a woman and baby crying, they entered the unlocked apartment and saw Battsngel with his fists clenched, standing over another man, according to the report. The victim, a 46-year-old man, was curled in the fetal position with his hands covering his head, police said.  

Police ordered Battsngel to step away from the victim, and he obeyed. The woman who was present told police she and the offender live together as roommates, and he was upset that the victim was visiting, eating and drinking with her, according to the report.

The victim told police, they said, that the offender became upset with him (the victim) and told the victim he should be home with his own (the victim's) wife. The two men argued and the offender began punching the victim in the face, according to the report. When he fell to the ground, the offender continued striking him in the back of his head and also began kicking him in the head. 

Police said they observed swelling on the victim's nose and eyes and blood coming from his mouth. He refused treatment on the scene, but after police took both to the police station, the victim asked for medical attention, which was provided by the Niles Fire Department. 

Police said the Battsngel was intoxicated, and his hand was swollen. He refused medical treatment. 

His court date is Oct. 23 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. 

Unwanted pit bull transferred to shelter

A man brought a pit bull to the Niles police station's front desk on Oct. 2 around 6:15 p.m., saying someone had dropped it at his girlfriend's house, and that he does not want it. The dog was transported to a rescue shelter in southern Cook County which specializes in pit bulls. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports. 

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