Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Chicago, IL)


Deonte Womack was killed in a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the South Shore neighborhood that left another man seriously wounded.

Womack, 21, was shot about 12:20 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Paxton Avenue, authorities said.

Womack, of the 6900 block of South Paxton Avenue, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 2:52 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 22-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Tyree Brannon allegedly buried his gun in the snow after fatally shooting Deonte Womack on a South Shore street last December, prosecutors said.

On Friday, Brannon was ordered held without bond for the alleged murder.

The 17-year-old and an accomplice approached Womack and his acquaintance at 12:18 p.m. Dec. 10 in the 1700 block of South Paxton Avenue and demanded Womack’s property at gunpoint, assistant state’s attorney Jaime Santini said.

Both men knew Brannon by name, and Womack refused to hand over his belongings and walked away, Santini said. Brannon then allegedly shot Womack, 21, in the head and jaw and his 22-year-old acquaintance in the hand, leg and shoulder.


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