A west suburban man is accused of hitting and threatening to kill a North Riverside police officer after he was tossed out of an Asian restaurant for yelling obscenities on Thursday.
Police said Jamal Issa became upset after he was told to leave Chef Shangri-La, 7930 W. 26th St. in North Riverside, and made his right hand into the shape of a gun and pointed it at an officer.
“Wait till I see you on the street,” Issa said repeatedly, according to the police officer’s account. “I’m gonna kill you (expletive).”
Issa also struck the officer in the chest, pushed him and refused to be handcuffed, according to police. The 22-year-old is charged with aggravated battery, resisting a peace officer, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.
In bond court Saturday, Cook County Associate Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Issa released on a personal recognizance bond with electronic monitoring. Issa, who lives in the 7700 block of West 26th Street in North Riverside, about a quarter-mile from the restaurant, faces another court hearing Thursday.