(Tribune) The son of a retired Chicago fire chief and “Chicago Fire” actor has died after allegedly being severely beaten by three acquaintances in one of their homes over the weekend, officials said.
David Chikerotis, of Oak Forest, who had been taken unresponsive to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Saturday and was on life support, died at 5:43 p.m. Monday, a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
He is the son of retired Chicago Fire Chief Steve Chikerotis, who serves as a technical advisor on the television show “Chicago Fire,” and sometimes appears on the show as Steve Walker, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
Three people, whom police said knew Chikerotis, 31, have been charged in the alleged assault, which happened inside the Evergreen Park home two of the suspects share, court documents show.
Jonathon Owens, 30, and Stacy Krisik, 33, of Evergreen Park, and Jessica Doherty, 26, of Chicago, repeatedly punched and kicked Chikerotis in an effort to intentionally cause him permanent disability and disfigurement, according to charging documents. All three appeared at Bridgeview bond court Monday on charges of felony aggravated battery and were ordered held without bond.
The Cook County state’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the trio’s charges would be upgraded following Chikerotis’ death.
Evergreen Park police found Chikerotis Saturday morning in the home that Owens and Krisik share in the 8700 block of S. Francisco Avenue after being called to the residence for a well-being check, the department said in a statement.
Police said Chikerotis suffered severe injuries and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was on life support.
Evergreen Park police declined to release any information about the motive for the alleged assault or how it was carried out. They also declined to say how all four individuals knew each other or what brought them together before the alleged assault happened.
Owens, Krisik and Doherty are due back in court on April 22.
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