Category Archives: Male Teen

Killed – Male Teen – Joshua Passmore (Gary, IN)

Joshua Passmore

Late Wednesday night, Joshua Passmore, 17, was shot while a passenger in a car stopped at the Sooper Dooper gas station at 15th Avenue and Burr Street. The gas station has been the scene of at least two other homicides.

Passmore, of the 1000 block of Burr Street, was pronounced dead at the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus at 12:06 a.m. Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Lake County coroner said.

The teen had stopped at the business about 10:45 p.m. He was a passenger in a friend’s black Nissan, which was damaged by gunfire. The friend drove Passmore to the hospital. No one else in the car was wounded. His father, Larry Hughes, arrived at the emergency room shortly after the shooting and identified his son.

Detective James Bond said Passmore had just started working at McDonald’s.

Double Shooting – Wounded – Male Teen (Philadelphia, PA)


A 20-year-old man who had been on probation for brutally attacking and assaulting a senior citizen in 2011 was shot to death in Olney late Tuesday night, according to police.

Samuel Cave, of Champlost Avenue near 4th Street in Olney, was shot once in the chest just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 5th and Grange streets, police said Wednesday. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center and became the second gunshot wound victim of the night to die there at 11:52 p.m., after a man shot in West Oak Lane about two hours earlier also died there.

A 17-year-old boy wounded in the same shooting was also taken to Einstein, where he was listed in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the arms and abdomen, police said.

Killed – Male Teen – Deshawn Givens (Lawton, OK)

Deshawn Givens

Four teenagers are now in police custody in connection with Lawton’s 11th homicide of the year.

Lawton Police Captain Craig Akard says 17-year-old Deshawn Lamar Givens was shot around 10:30 pm Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the 600 block of SW 52nd Street.

Police say Givens suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, doctors performed surgery on the teen, but he died.

Police say 18-year-old John Paul Santana is behind bars and charged with murder.

One juvenile is also in custody for accessory after the fact and two other juveniles are being detained as material witnesses.

Mass Shooting – Killed – Male Teen – Daemoan Patterson (Rockford, IL)


UPDATE: The two men killed in Tuesday night’s shootings on Rockford’s west side have been identified.

According to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office, 17-year-old Daemoan Patterson was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday in the emergency room of a local hospital. 33-year-old Charles Groom was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday also in the emergency room.

Both men were Rockford residents. Autopsies are scheduled for Wednesday. Toxicological tests will be available in two weeks.

Rockford police continue to investigate the shootings.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at approximately 8:20 PM, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue for shots fired.

When officers arrived at the scene, 4 gunshot victims were located. Rockford Fire Department personnel transported 3 of the 4 victims to local hospitals for treatment. At the hospitals, 2 of the gunshot victims died as a result of their injuries.

The victims who died are males 17 and 33 years of age. The other victim transported to the hospital is a male 38 years of age. He was being treated for gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The victim that remained at the scene suffered from a gunshot graze wound.

Killed – Male Teen – Logan Allen (Edina, MO)

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A Knox County teen who was accidentally shot Tuesday has died.

Officials at University Hospital in Columbia say Logan Allen, 15, died Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at a home on West Jackson Street in Edina.

Officials say Allen and a couple of other boys were hanging out together when Allen was accidentally shot in the back of the head.

The weapon involved was reportedly a .22-caliber firearm.

Funeral arrangements for Logan Allen are pending at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina.

Killed – Male Teen – Ed Cooper (Chicago, IL)

Ed Cooper

A 15-year-old boy was among three people shot and killed in separate incidents on Chicago’s West Side Monday.

Ed Cooper was shot just after 5 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood and was pronounced dead at an area hospital less than an hour later.

An unidentified family member of the victim told police the teen boy was playing a ballgame at the playground of Laura Ward Elementary School (formerly Ryerson Elementary) at 646 N. Lawndale Ave. when he was shot, the Tribune reports.

Killed – Male Teen – James Johnson (Indianapolis, IN)


INDIANAPOLIS, July 24 (UPI) — A 16-year-old Indiana boy was lured to his death by a message on Facebook, say court documents filed in the arrest of a suspect, also 16.

The message, posted on the social media site an hour before the shooting that killed James Johnson, asked the victim to come to an Indianapolis playground, The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday.

A source familiar with the investigation said that Monday’s playground shooting at Hawthorn Place was likely connected to the fatal Fourth of July shooting in downtown Indianapolis.  The source said 16-year-old James Johnson may have been shot because he knew something about who shot 16-year-old Marquize Edwards after the downtown fireworks display.

Investigators said the teenager was shot and killed in the 5200 block of East 32nd Street just before 3 p.m. Monday. It happened on a playground near Hawthorne Place Apartments.