SHOREWOOD – Two men were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly forced their way into a Shorewood home.
Shorewood Deputy Chief Eric Allen said in a statement police were called at 5:55 p.m. to the 300 block of Cardinal Place after a man heard his neighbor screaming for help. Officers arrived to find a 64-year-old man suffering cuts to his upper body.
"After the arrestees forced their way into the home by breaking the front door jam, they prevented the victim from exiting his own residence," Allen said in the statement. "The two offenders fled on foot out the back door prior to the officers’ arrival."
The victim was cut during a struggle when he attempted to leave. He was treated for wounds that were not life-threatening by the Troy Fire Protection District.
During the investigation, police went to the Joliet Inn at 19747 Northeast Frontage Road and arrested Omarr I. Fahim, 26, of Chicago, and Pierre L. Cole, 27, of Joliet. Fahim and Cole were charged with battery, criminal trespassing and unlawful restraint.
"This incident was not random and all parties involved were acquainted to some degree," Allen said in the statement.