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Pol Danilov

A Homewood man faces attempted first-degree murder and hate crime charges after he allegedly stabbed a 79-year-old woman Friday morning, Oct. 10, in Walt’s Food Center on 183rd Street in Homewood.

Pol Danilov, of the 18400 block of Harwood Avenue, is accused of attacking the woman, according to information released by Homewood police Friday evening.

Police and Homewood Fire Department crews responded to the store about 10:20 a.m. for a report of an injured woman, according to the HPD report. Officers learned that the woman had been stabbed. They immediately took the offender into custody and located a knife on his person.

Danilov remains in custody and is scheduled for a bond hearing Saturday, Oct. 11, at Cook County Courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago.

The victim was transported to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

Note: According to the Illinois hate crime statute, a crime qualifies as a hate crime if the act is committed “by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, regardless of the existence of any other motivating factor or factors ….”

Illinois hate crime statute

Photo provided by Homewood Police Department

Contact Eric Crump at [email protected]


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