Category Archives: Illinois

Killed – Jose Mendoza (Berwyn, IL)

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Three suburban men were ordered held today after they were charged with committing a botched New Year’s Eve robbery that ended in the death of a Berwyn man.

Eddie Garcia, Salvador Alvarado and Jonathan Ivory each face first-degree murder and attempted robbery charges for the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Mendoza, Assistant State’s Attorney Brooke Shupe said Sunday.

Ivory, 24, of Westchester, picked up Alvarado and Garcia on Dec. 31, she said.

The three smoked marijuana and talked about doing a robbery, according to Shupe.

Ivory drove the trio to the 2100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, near the Millennium Cutz barbershop, and dropped Garcia off, she said.

Garcia, 21, of Alsip, waited in a back alley for Mendoza, Shupe said, and attempted to rob him when he walked up at about 9:40 p.m.

A struggle, ensued, and Garcia shot Mendoza once in the chest, she said. He got no cash from Mendoza.

Mendoza, of the 2600 block of South East Avenue in Berwyn, was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Garcia fled to the getaway car after the shooting, but dropped his phone, the handgun’s clip and one of his shoes in the process, all of which were recovered by police, Shupe said.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-05/news/chi-3-ordered-held-in-new-years-eve-barbershop-killing-20140105_1_eve-robbery-getaway-car-eddie-garcia

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/berwyn-shooting-2100-oak-park-avenue-238375991.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/06/three-charged-with-murder-of-berwyn-man-on-ny-eve/

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Killed – Vincent Rogers (Chicago, IL)

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Vincent Rogers was shot and killed New Year’s Eve in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Rogers, 26, got into an argument with a person who walked up to him in the 7100 block of South Vincennes Avenue at 8:18 p.m., authorities said.

Rogers, 26, of the 7100 block of North Damen Avenue, was shot during the argument and died at the scene, authorities said.

Another man was shot on the same block about two minutes later.

The 23-year-old was shot in his hip and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

It’s unknown if those two shootings are related, police said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/01/vincent-rogers-shot-dead-during-west-englewood-argument/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/vincent-rogers/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-01/news/chi-newyear-homicide-20131231_1_crime-scene-englewood-homicide

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20150514-story.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140101/englewood/one-man-killed-another-wounded-new-years-eve-shooting-englewood

Killed – August Golladay (Chicago, IL)

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A 25-year-old man was shot to death in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood just south of U.S. Cellular Field on the South Side early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. near 37th and Wells streets. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead there, according to police.

The man was identified as August Golladay, and he was shot inside his home, authorities said. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the man’s 67-year-old father was taken into custody and that he shot the 25-year-old during an argument.

A man has been charged with shooting his son to death early Tuesday in the Armour Square neighborhood.

Donald Galladay, 67, was charged with involuntary manslaughter of a family member in the shooting death of his 25-year-old son August Galladay, authorities said.

Police said the elder Golladay shot his son in the chest while the two argued inside a home in the 3700 block of South Wells Street about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Both men lived on the block where the shooting occurred.

August Galladay was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Galladay was ordered held on $250,000 bond Wednesday.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-wentworth-gardens-shooting-20131231-story.html

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/01/father-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-in-shooting-death-of-son/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-01/news/chi-father-charged-in-sons-killing-on-south-side-20140101_1_son-gun-killing

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/august-galladay/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/01/south-side-man-charged-with-shooting-death-of-son/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140101/armour-square/father-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-for-killing-son-police-say

Killed – Male Teen – Allen S. Templeton (Cahokia, IL)

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CAHOKIA • A St. Louis man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a teen here earlier this week.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office on Saturday charged Henry L. Davis, 23, of St. Louis, with first-degree murder. Davis had already been in custody.

Allen S. Templeton, 17, of the 4500 block of Harris Street in St. Louis, was found dead Monday evening in the 80 block of Circle Creek Drive at the Pheasant Run Mobile Home Park.

Cahokia police began investigating and called in the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis for assistance.

A second man is in custody awaiting charges in connection with the death, police said.

Allen S. Templeton, 17, of the 4500 block of Harris Avenue, was found with an apparent gunshot wound to the head about 6:40 p.m. Cahokia police said they were called to Circle Creek Drive about 6:40 p.m. after a report of gunshots.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-arrest-st-louis-man-in-shooting-of-teen-in/article_d4bd795e-9988-5720-ba85-5859f8b13949.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/prosecutors-charge-second-man-in-cahokia-murder/article_c5e8b116-3e7a-5bb6-bcce-15086a400fe0.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-teen-is-found-dead-in-cahokia/article_b2122cc1-89e2-5872-8d56-49cdf99cba02.html

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/31/allen-templeton-cahokia-shooting-victim/4261923/

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/two-charged-in-cahokia-shooting-death-of-teen/article_a151ff10-77dc-11e3-8570-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/belleville/obituary.aspx?pid=168840137

Double Shooting – Killed – Eulises Grandos (Chicago, IL)

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Eulises Grandos was killed in an early Monday drive-by shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood that left another man wounded.

Grandos and three other men left a West Side bar about 2 a.m. after getting into an argument with another group of men, authorities said.

Grandos and his acquaintances drove off in a car and were stopped at a light in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road when an SUV pulled up and somebody inside opened fire, authorities said.

The SUV fled and the car sped off and eventually crashed near West Cermak Road and South Loomis Street, police said.

Grandos, 22, of the 2400 block of South Central Park Avenue, was shot in the head and died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 21-year-old man was also shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

The other men in the car were not wounded, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man killed as Eulises Grandos, 22, of the 2400 block of South Central Park Avenue in Chicago. Grandos was one of two men shot about 2:05 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road in the Pilsen neighborhood. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition but later died, according to police.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/31/eulises-grandos-killed-in-pilson-drive-by-shooting/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/eulises-grandos/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131230/pilsen/two-men-shot-head-outside-pilsen-bar-one-dead-officials

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-shootings-dec-29-to-30-20131229-story.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Chicago, IL)

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Eulises Grandos was killed in an early Monday drive-by shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood that left another man wounded.

Grandos and three other men left a West Side bar about 2 a.m. after getting into an argument with another group of men, authorities said.

Grandos and his acquaintances drove off in a car and were stopped at a light in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road when an SUV pulled up and somebody inside opened fire, authorities said.

The SUV fled and the car sped off and eventually crashed near West Cermak Road and South Loomis Street, police said.

Grandos, 22, of the 2400 block of South Central Park Avenue, was shot in the head and died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 21-year-old man was also shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

The other men in the car were not wounded, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man killed as Eulises Grandos, 22, of the 2400 block of South Central Park Avenue in Chicago. Grandos was one of two men shot about 2:05 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road in the Pilsen neighborhood. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition but later died, according to police.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/31/eulises-grandos-killed-in-pilson-drive-by-shooting/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/eulises-grandos/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131230/pilsen/two-men-shot-head-outside-pilsen-bar-one-dead-officials

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-shootings-dec-29-to-30-20131229-story.html

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Michael Penrose (Parke County, IL)

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DANVILLE — Investigations into the death of an area woman continue after her body was found in her home late Sunday evening.

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department was called just before 9 p.m. Sunday to the home of Jamie L. Sternberger, 40, along Greenwood Cemetery Road.

Capt. Rod Kaag, chief investigator for the sheriff’s department, said Sternberger was found dead inside the residence with initial indications of gunshot wounds.

ANVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities in east central Illinois say a man found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Parke County, Indiana, was a suspect in the murder of a 40-year-old Illinois woman.

The woman, Jamie L. Sternberger, was found fatally shot Sunday in her mobile home near Danville. Her vehicle was found Sunday in Indiana at an undisclosed spot where 43-year-old Michael Penrose is believed to have committed suicide.

Chief Deputy Bill Todd of the Parke County, Indiana, sheriff’s office says Penrose may have been living with Sternberger for about six months at her home outside of Danville where her body was found.

Capt. Rod Kaag of the Vermilion County sheriff’s department tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1cla9tu ) investigators consider Penrose the only suspect in the murder.

However, Chief Deputy Bill Todd with the Parke County, Ind., Sheriff’s Office said his department is working through its official identification confirmation process, but they believe that it was the body of Michael Penrose, 43, that was found at 5:38 p.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in Parke County, Ind.

Todd said they believe Mr. Penrose was the victim of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. He said they have linked Mr. Penrose to a rural address near Rockville, Ind., but believe he had been living temporarily with Ms. Sternberger for the last six months at her mobile home.

http://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/police-look-into-woman-s-death/article_bcbed172-ee91-5897-8a8e-8e95eef127af.html

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2013/12/31/danville-murder-michael-penrose/4269969/

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-31/investigators-murder-suspect-found-dead-indiana.html

http://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/murder-suspect-found-dead-with-victim-s-vehicle/article_6f3137f2-7288-11e3-8092-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-30/body-found-south-danville-homicide-probe-underway.html

http://www.commercial-news.com/obituaries/jamie-l-yanders-sternberger/article_52c76c8b-f23c-5eb4-95a0-c364095279a9.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122565826

http://illinois.obituaries.funeral.com/2014/01/02/jamie-l-yanders-sternberger/