Chicago man charged with attempted murder after beating victim on Christmas Day 2023: police

A Chicago man has been arrested six months after allegedly beating a 25-year-old man on the city's West Side.

The incident occurred on Christmas Day 2023 in the 2800 block of S. Kostner Avenue.

According to police, 19-year-old Denes Villareal was identified as one of the offenders who battered and seriously injured the victim in the South Lawndale neighborhood.

Denes Villareal | CPD

Villareal was taken into custody on Monday in the 3100 block of W. Harrison Street. He's been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and attempted robbery.

Villareal is due in court for a detention hearing on Wednesday.

No further information was immediately available.