Man Shot in Northlake Drives to Elmhurst & Gets Tickets From Police

The wounded man was charged with traffic violations after he was treated by paramedics, police said.

A man shot in Northlake made his way to Elmhurst where he was charged with several traffic violations.

Curtis Riverside, 23, of 456 E. Kolze Ave. in Schiller Park also lost his car when the Elmhurst cops towed it about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Riverside was pulled over near the corner of Schiller Street and Robert T. Palmer Drive "for speeding, failure to signal and not stopping for flashing red lights," police said.

An officer then realized the "driver of the vehicle, Curtis, had been shot in Northlake near the intersection of Armitage (and) Geneva," police said.

Paramedics treated Riverside after the traffic stop and he was taken to Northlake, police said.

"A short time later Curtis was released from Northlake and taken into custody," police said.

Riverside was charged with driving while license revoked, twice disobeying a traffic control device, driving the wrong way down a one-way street, and driving without insurance. He was released on bond.

Elmhurst Deputy Police Chief Dominic Panico failed to answer questions about Riverside's wounds and how he sustained them.

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Jim Court May 29, 2014 at 06:46 PM
If I was shot and felt that driving to the hospital was the wisest thing to do and if I were truly injured I would not care about stop signs, red lights, etc. No, I would not jeopardize others but I would get there. I don't why he didn't call an ambulance but I also would ignore a stop sign if a tornado was approaching rapidly. I wish I knew more of the facts.
Lumpy May 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Probably didn't want to wait around for the medics, because who ever shot him, [but didn't kill him], most likely wasn't done with him yet! When you get time to go, YOU GO!


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