Police charge two offenders in DePaul student Blue Line attack


Police have charged a man and a woman in the attack of a DePaul freshman on the Blue Line last month. 

According to ABC7 Chicago, 25-year-old Dwayne Mills and 18-year-old Chitonia Shorter each face one felony count of robbery.

Freshman health sciences student Jessica Hughes was attacked on her way home from a morning class in Lincoln Park on the Blue Line April 28 as two offenders tried to rob her. The man attempted to grab her iPhone, and punched her and bit her hand, according to a CPD community alert. At least two onlookers failed to intervene, she said.

“When I was being attacked there were other people who did nothing,” she said the following day. “It’s upsetting.”