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/

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 – 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

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

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/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Jamie L. Yanders-Sternberger (Danville, 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/

Killed – Jordan Vaughn (Harvey, IL)

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HARVEY, Ill. (STMW) — A man was found fatally shot Saturday morning in south suburban Harvey.
Jordan Vaughn, 26, was discovered with a gunshot wound at East 151st Street and Lexington Avenue about 7:30 a.m., authorities said.

Police found him while responding to a call of a man down, Harvey spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado said.

Vaughn, of the 600 block of East 51st Street, was dead at the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

An autopsy conducted Sunday determined Vaugh died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/28/man-fatally-shot-in-harvey/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-29/news/chi-man-shot-dead-in-harvey-20131228_1_man-shot-dead-sandra-alvarado-south-suburban-harvey

Killed – Craig Williams (Chicago, IL)

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Craig Williams was shot and killed early Saturday less than a block from his Bronzeville home.

Williams, 23, was walking on a sidewalk in the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue when two males exited a dark sedan and fired opened fire on him about 4:10 a.m., authorities said.

Williams, who lived on the block, was shot several times and ran to a nearby vacant lot, where he collapsed, authorities said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/29/craig-williams-shot-dead-near-bronzeville-home/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/craig-williams/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-overnight-shootings-dec-27-dec-28-20131228-story.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-28/news/chi-overnight-shootings-dec-27-dec-28-20131228_1_south-shore-neighborhood-23-year-old-man-serious-condition

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131228/bronzeville/one-dead-five-wounded-shootings-since-friday-night

Killed – Jernale Richardson (Chicago, IL)

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Jernale Richardson was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood early Friday.

Richardson, 36, was found about 3:50 a.m. in the 5900 block of West Midway Park with gunshot wounds to the chest and head, authorities said.

Richardson, of the 5100 block of West Ohio Street, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Area North detectives are investigating.

An Austin neighborhood man has been charged with first-degree murder after prosecutors said he shot and killed the father of his girlfriend’s child.

Shaughnessy Simms Jr., 31, of the 5900 block of West Midway Park, was ordered held without bail Sunday by Cook County Judge James Brown.

Assistant State’s Attorney Kingsley Sawyers said Simms and his girlfriend began to argue Friday at Simms’ home because he’d been dating other women. The argument went on for a couple of hours, Sawyers said.

Eventually he said the girlfriend went to her room and got on the phone, speaking to Jermane Richardson, the father of her 7-year-old child.

Richardson showed up at the residence 45 minutes later and knocked on the door, the prosecutor said. Simm’s girlfriend came out of her room to speak to Richardson, who was at the bottom of a set of stairs.

A witness later saw Simms come out of his room with a “big gun,” Sawyers said, and he began to argue with Richardson as the girlfriend tried to intervene.

Eventually Richardson began to walk up the stairs toward Simms, Sawyers said, but Simms shot him once in the arm. Then, after Richardson fell to the ground in a seated position, the prosecutor said Simms stood over him and shot him two more times, once in the head.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/27/jernale-richardson-found-shot-dead-on-west-side/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/30/update-austin-man-kills-father-of-girlfriends-child-prosecutors-say/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/28/man-charged-with-austin-shooting-death/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131227/west-garfield-park/three-dead-two-injured-shootings-since-thursday-afternoon

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131228/austin/austin-man-charged-friday-morning-murder

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/28/3730/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/jernale-richardson/

Killed – Elijah Johnson (Chicago, IL)

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A 50-year-old was killed in a Thursday night home invasion on the West Side.

Two men knocked on the door of a residence in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue looking for a girl inside about 8:15 p.m., police said.

Elijah Johnson, 50, answered the door and got into a fight when the two men tried to force their way inside, authorities said.

Police said one of the men then shot Johnson in the chest before they ran away.

Johnson, of the 400 block of Stonewater Lane in Oswego, died at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Even after his athletes competed, the track meet was far from over for Aurora Flyers long jump coach Elijah Johnson.

Johnson was known for helping opposing athletes and offering technical advice to competitors, Flyers head coach Tom Boatright said.

Johnson, 50, was fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue, authorities said. Johnson, of Oswego, answered the front door of a West Side home and two men attempted to force their way inside to see a girl.

A fight ensued, and one of the men shot Johnson in the chest, authorities said. He died a short time later at Mount Sinai Hospital.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/27/elijah-johnson-50-killed-in-west-side-home-invasion/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/14/murdered-aurora-flyers-track-coach-had-a-tremendous-impact-on-the-community/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/elijah-johnson/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-27/news/chi-boy-16-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20131226_1_west-side-3-shot-dead-lawndale

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/27/man-killed-in-north-lawndale-home-invasion/

http://patch.com/illinois/oswego/oswego-man-killed-in-chicago-home-invasion

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/aurora-beacon-news/obituary.aspx?n=elijah-johnson&pid=168858534&fhid=24653

Killed – Dennis Glover (Chicago, IL)

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Dennis Glover was shot to death Thursday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Glover, 27, was walking with his girlfriend on a sidewalk near his home in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when two people approached and shot him in the chest and head about 8:15 p.m., authorities said.

The shooters fled in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

Glover was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

His girlfriend was not injured in the incident, police said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/27/dennis-glover-shot-to-death-while-walking-with-girlfriend-in-west-garfield-park/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-27/news/chi-boy-16-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20131226_1_west-side-3-shot-dead-lawndale

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/27/man-shot-and-killed-in-west-garfield-park-2/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-boy-16-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20131226-story.html

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/dennis-glover/

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Man (Westfield, IL)

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WESTVILLE — A performance evaluation between a local chemical company president and a longtime employee turned deadly the day after Christmas.

About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a call of shots fired came into Vermilion County’s 911 center from DynaChem Inc., a chemical company south of Westville, said Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn.

DynaChem’s president had been doing a performance evaluation of an employee who had worked at the facility for more than 20 years, Hartshorn said, when the worker pulled a handgun from a briefcase. He shot his boss twice — once in the head and once in the hip — and then turned the gun on himself, taking his own life, according to Hartshorn.

Keith Rife, president and CEO of DynaChem, according to the company’s website, did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Hartshorn said. Rife was rushed by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

The employee, chemist Wayne Woodson of Georgetown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodson is listed on DynaChem’s website as its director of new technologies.

“All we know is something went wrong in the performance evaluation,” Hartshorn said.

Hartshorn said Rife managed to get out of the office on his own and into a hallway where other employees helped him and called 911.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-27/probe-continues-after-chemist-wounds-boss-kills-self.html

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/westville-dynachem-shooting-237500871.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-26/dynachem-employee-shoots-president-self-performance-review.html

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Dead – Wayne Woodson (Westfield, IL)

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WESTVILLE — A performance evaluation between a local chemical company president and a longtime employee turned deadly the day after Christmas.

About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a call of shots fired came into Vermilion County’s 911 center from DynaChem Inc., a chemical company south of Westville, said Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn.

DynaChem’s president had been doing a performance evaluation of an employee who had worked at the facility for more than 20 years, Hartshorn said, when the worker pulled a handgun from a briefcase. He shot his boss twice — once in the head and once in the hip — and then turned the gun on himself, taking his own life, according to Hartshorn.

Keith Rife, president and CEO of DynaChem, according to the company’s website, did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Hartshorn said. Rife was rushed by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

The employee, chemist Wayne Woodson of Georgetown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodson is listed on DynaChem’s website as its director of new technologies.

“All we know is something went wrong in the performance evaluation,” Hartshorn said.

Hartshorn said Rife managed to get out of the office on his own and into a hallway where other employees helped him and called 911.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-27/probe-continues-after-chemist-wounds-boss-kills-self.html

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/westville-dynachem-shooting-237500871.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-26/dynachem-employee-shoots-president-self-performance-review.html

Killed – Pregnant Teen – Eva Casara (Chicago, IL)

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CHICAGO – A third suspect in the Christmas Day murder of a pregnant Chicago teen has been charged after surrendering Monday, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Darius D. Marshall, 19, of Dolton, Ill., is due in court Thursday to face charges of murder and attempted armed robbery. His attorney, Stuart Goldberg, told the Sun-Times his client will plead not guilty.

Marshall turned himself in after his brothers, a 16-year-old boy and 21-year-old Diante Coakley, were charged with the murder of Eva Casara, 17, over the weekend. Prosecutors say Casara was shot in the back of the head during a botched robbery in which she was allegedly participating Dec. 25. She was reportedly 26 weeks pregnant with the child of the 16-year-old suspect, who was her boyfriend.

Prosecutors have said Casara plotted with her boyfriend, his brother Coakley and another unnamed brother to commit a robbery, reports the Sun-Times. They believe Coakley fired the fatal shot, though they say Casara wasn’t the intended target.

Casara was shot in the back of the head on Wednesday. Her body was found in a residential area in Dolton around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, but police believe the shooting occurred somewhere else. Casara was taken to the hospital, where doctors saved her baby but she died.

“We believe we found the actual location where this young lady was shot at,” Dolton Police Chief John Franklin said. “It was suspected (Wednesday) night that she was not actually shot at 1102, that she was placed there. And members of the Crime Task Force have found some shell casings in the 15200 South Dorchester where we believe the actual shooting did occur there.”

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http://www.mcculloughfuneralservices.com/obituaries/Eva-Casara/#!/Obituary

Killed – Eric Hunt (Chicago, IL)

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Eric Hunt was shot and killed early Christmas morning in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Hunt, 40, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place about 12:15 a.m., authorities said.

Hunt, of the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 8:32 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Area South detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/25/eric-hunt-40-shot-dead-in-west-englewood/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/eric-hunt/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-25/news/chi-man-41-critically-injured-in-south-side-shooting-20131224_1_englewood-neighborhood-critical-condition-stroger-hospital

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/1-dead-7-wounded-in-shootings-on-christmas-eve-christmas-day/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/30/week-in-review-nine-murdered-in-attacks-throughout-the-city/

Killed – Sonny T. Ford (Peoria, IL)

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PEORIA — A Peoria man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning, becoming the city’s 19th homicide victim of the year.

Sonny T. Ford, 29, was pronounced dead at 4:12 a.m. in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis. According to Peoria County Corner Johnna Ingersoll, Ford had been shot multiple times.
Ford, who lived at 1209 E. Gift Ave., was shot about 3:30 a.m. inside Apartment G at 805 W. Pine Hill Lane.

Police said someone kicked in the door to the apartment, then shot Ford in the chest with a handgun.

A woman and two small children were also in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were not injured, police said.

Both the Peoria Police Department and the Coroner’s Office are still investigat

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Sonny-T.-Ford-97647714

Killed – Alexander Rodriguez (Chicago, IL)

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Alexander Rodriquez was fatally shot in the Logan Square neighborhood Monday night.

Rodriquez, 22, was shot in the chest, leg and abdomen area in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 7:40 p.m., authorities said.

Rodriquez was then taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died at 8:32 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/24/alexander-rodriquez-shot-dead-in-logan-square/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/alexander-rodriquez/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-25/news/chi-humboldt-park-shooting-20131223_1_ski-mask-louis-avenue-north-avers-avenue

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-humboldt-park-shooting-20131223-story.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Natasha Green (Chicago, IL)

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Natasha Green was killed in a Monday afternoon shooting in the West Pullman neighborhood that also left a man wounded.

Green, 19, and a 23-year-old man were shot in the 11700 block of South Eggleston Avenue about 12:35 p.m., authorities said.

Green, of the 11700 block of South Normal Avenue, was shot in the head died at Roseland Community Hospital at 1:20 p.m., authorities said.

The 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and listed in “stable” condition at an area hospital, police said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/23/natasha-green-killed-in-west-pullman-shooting/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131225/west-pullman/west-pullman-woman-fatally-shot-wanted-be-famous-family-says

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-1-killed-1-injured-in-west-pullman-shooting-20131223-story.html

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/natasha-green/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/15/family-natasha-green-didnt-understand-what-is-going-on-in-chicago/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Chicago, IL)

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Natasha Green was killed in a Monday afternoon shooting in the West Pullman neighborhood that also left a man wounded.

Green, 19, and a 23-year-old man were shot in the 11700 block of South Eggleston Avenue about 12:35 p.m., authorities said.

Green, of the 11700 block of South Normal Avenue, was shot in the head died at Roseland Community Hospital at 1:20 p.m., authorities said.

The 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and listed in “stable” condition at an area hospital, police said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/23/natasha-green-killed-in-west-pullman-shooting/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131225/west-pullman/west-pullman-woman-fatally-shot-wanted-be-famous-family-says

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-1-killed-1-injured-in-west-pullman-shooting-20131223-story.html

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/natasha-green/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/15/family-natasha-green-didnt-understand-what-is-going-on-in-chicago/

Killed – Jarrett D. Mosby (Madison, IL)

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MADISON, Ill. – A 21-year-old Mizzou student was shot to death Monday while sitting inside a vehicle.

Police were called to the intersection of W. 2nd and Bissell streets at 12:44 a.m. for a report of a traffic accident. When officers arrived, they found Jarrett D. Mosby in the front seat with multiple gunshot wounds.

Mosby was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family says he was a senior at University of Missouri, studying business, and had just been accepted into the Honor Society. Mosby has a 6-year-old son, and he was home for the holidays.

MADISON • The Madison County state’s attorney on Monday filed first-degree murder charges against an East St. Louis man for killing a Mizzou college student last week in an apparent drug deal.

Deneshion M. Swope, 24, is accused of killing Jarrett D. Mosby on Dec. 23 as they sat in a car in Madison. Police say Swope tried to buy marijuana from Mosby. Swope and Mosby were acquaintances and agreed to meet in the early morning hours of Dec. 23.

Mosby, 21, of Collinsville, picked up Swope in his car and the two men got into an argument, according to the Madison County state’s attorney. The argument escalated near 10th and State streets, where Swope allegedly shot Mosby seven times in the upper body, killing him, authorities say.

Police in Madison found Mosby’s body in the front seat of a Pontiac at West Second and Bissell streets. Investigators say they think Swope moved the car from where Mosby had been shot.

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http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/crime/mu-student-shot-killed-in-st-louis-area/article_9ca8b5de-6cbb-11e3-b5ee-10604b9f6eda.html

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http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/826206/Mosby-Mr-Jarrett.php

Killed – Christopher Lang (Chicago, IL)

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Christopher Lang was shot to death on a Chicago Lawn neighborhood sidewalk early Monday.

Lang, 23, was walking in the 3400 block of West 72nd Place about midnight when an unidentified male exited a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, authorities said.

Lang, of the 3500 block of West 72nd Place, was shot in the abdomen area and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 3:22 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Three suspects are being questioned in connection with the shooting, police said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

Two men were charged with murder and attempted robbery Tuesday for allegedly fatally shooting Christopher Lang early Monday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

Daquon E. Renfro, 19, and Antonio Cox, 20, each face one count of felony murder and attempted robbery with a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Lang, 23, was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West 72nd Place just after midnight Monday when the men exited a dark-colored car and opened fire at him, authorities said.

Lang, of the 3500 block of West 72nd Place, was shot in the abdomen area and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 3:22 a.m., authorities said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/23/christopher-lang-shot-and-killed-in-chicago-lawn/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/24/daquon-renfro-antonio-cox-charged-with-killing-christopher-lang-during-attempted-robbery-near-his-chicago-lawn-home/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-25/news/chi-authorities-man-shot-during-bad-drug-deal-called-911-before-he-died-20131225_1_bad-drug-deal-renfro-man-shot

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-23/news/chi-chicago-shooting-violence-20131222_1_overnight-shootings-man-dead-marquette-park

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/christopher-lang/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/23/4-dead-17-wounded-in-shootings-since-friday/

Killed – Male Teen – Javon Butler (Galesburg, IL)

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GALESBURG, Ill. — Galesburg police say they have issued arrest warrants for two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports that police are seeking two 18-year-old men — one on first-degree murder and firearms charges and the other for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call around 8:50 p.m. Sunday found Javon Butler in the backyard of a home. The Knox County Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

A Galesburg teenager will spend at least several decades in prison after pleading guilty to the shooting death of a Galesburg teen over a year ago. But, it’s not the sentence that the family of the victim was likely hoping for.

19-year-old Brandon Kenney pleaded guilty in Knox County Circuit Court yesterday to charges of Second Degree Murder, and was sentenced as part of a negotiation to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, Kenney will be able to get day-for-day credit, which means that he’ll serve about 20 years in prison for the crime, once a prison term for an unrelated Knox County robbery case expires.

Kenney was arrested in January of last year, weeks after the shooting death just before Christmas of 2013 of 15-year-old Javon Butler. Kenney shot Butler during an altercation in the 600 block of Monmouth Boulevard.

Officials say had the first degree murder charges still been in effect, Kenney could have served a minimum of 45 years in prison had he pleaded guilty or was convicted.

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Killed – Leroy Griffin (Chicago, IL)

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Leroy Griffin was fatally shot Saturday night in the Chatham neighborhood.

Griffin, 18, was in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue when an SUV approached about 7 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Several people got out of the SUV and opened fire — striking Griffin in the head.

Griffin, of the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 7:20 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A third man was charged Sunday in the December 2013 slaying of Leroy Griffin, who was beaten then shot in the head by rival gang members outside a Chatham gas station.

Steven Blanchard, 26, who was charged with first-degree murder, is accused of being the triggerman who killed Griffin. He was ordered held without bail during a brief appearance before Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.

Blanchard was in an SUV with six other people on Dec. 21, 2013, when someone spotted Griffin, 19, and a friend outside a gas station near the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, according to authorities.

The group spilled out of the SUV and started beating Griffin, Assistant State’s Attorney LaShunda Cooperwood said. Meanwhile, Blanchard chased after Griffin’s friend, who sprinted away from the gas station. Blanchard fired shots at the friend but headed back to the gas station when he didn’t hit him.

As Blanchard walked back to join his group, he saw Griffin running toward him, Cooperwood said. He took aim and fired a single shot, striking Griffin in the head.

Blanchard, of the 1500 block of East 72nd Street, then rejoined the group, which fled in the SUV, authorities said.

Griffin, of the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, was pronounced dead a short time later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Lamont Jackson, 24, and Louis Smith, 25, also were charged with murder in Griffin’s death in December 2014.

Parts of the attack were captured by surveillance cameras, though the shooting itself was not, prosecutors said.

Blanchard confessed to shooting Griffin when he was questioned, prosecutors said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/22/leroy-griffin-shot-to-death-in-chatham/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2015/02/09/steven-blanchard-charged-with-murder-in-2013-chatham-shooting-death-of-leroy-griffin/

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http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/12/19/louis-smith-charged-with-murder-in-2013-chatham-shooting-death-of-leroy-griffin/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/12/19/two-charged-with-murder-in-2013-slaying/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/22/3-dead-at-least-10-injured-in-weekend-shootings-in-chicago/

Killed – Luciano Torres (Chicago, IL)

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Luciano Torres was shot to death in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood Saturday morning.

Torres, 28, was sitting in a double-parked SUV in the 4800 block of West Deming Place when a red SUV pulled up about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and someone inside opened fire, authorities said.

Torres, of the 2300 block of North Newland Avenue, was shot in the left side of the head and upper body, authorities said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died at 6:36 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the red SUV then fled after the shooting.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/22/luciano-torres-shot-dead-in-belmont-cragin-community/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/luciano-torres/

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/22/3-dead-at-least-10-injured-in-weekend-shootings-in-chicago/

Killed – Jeffrey Anderson (Chicago, IL)

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Jeffrey Anderson was shot to death outside his Northwest Side home Friday night.

Anderson, 29, was standing outside his home in the 2800 block of North Talman Street when two males approached on foot about 9:50 p.m., authorities said.

The males opened fire and shot Anderson in the shoulder, authorities said.

After being shot, Anderson went inside his home and collapsed, authorities said. He was found dead at the scene.

Area North detectives are investigating.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/21/jeffrey-anderson-shot-dead-outside-northwest-side-home/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/jeffrey-anderson/

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/21/man-shot-to-death-on-northwest-side/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131221/avondale/avondale-man-dead-six-others-wounded-overnight-shootings

Killed – Police Officer – Cuauhtemoc Estrada (Bellwood, IL)

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Officials say they have multiple suspects in custody after a Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed Friday night trying to stop an armed robbery in suburban Chicago.

Police and family say Cuauhtemoc Estrada was at a family holiday party at a Bellwood, Ill. VFW when he reportedly saw two men in ski masks trying to rob his daughter and her boyfriend at gunpoint in the parking lot around 7:30 p.m., the Tribune reports.

Estrada, 50, reached for his gun and was shot in the chest. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“He was an exceptional investigator, but an even better man who loved his family, his friends and his country,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said in a statement according to the Sun-Times. “Quite simply, he made this world a better place and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.”

Charges were filed early Monday against two suspects. Brandon Jackson and Gage Thornton, both 22, now face numerous counts, including first-degree murder charges. Police say they have good evidence against the two Bellwood men, but authorities would not share many details Monday. Prosecutors say Jackson was wearing a red hoodie and a ski mask at the time of the attack. Thornton allegedly wore a red jacket with blue sleeves.

Bellwood police say footprints in the snow led officers back to Jackson’s house. When the men were arrested — Jackson, who works at a moving company, was found with a black ski mask in the back pocket of his jeans. Police also found the distinctive jacket that Thornton, who works at a car wash, was allegedly wearing during the robbery. Detectives also say they recovered an empty gun box with cartridges missing.

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Killed – Barnett Adams (Chicago, IL)

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A west suburban man has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting Barnett Adams to death last month during an argument in the Austin community.

The police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested James Wilson, 30, in Urbana and he was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said.

Wilson is accused of fatally shooting Adams during a Dec. 19 argument in the 5600 block of West Chicago Avenue, authorities said.

The men were arguing in the street when Wilson allegedly pulled out a gun and shot multiple times about 5:10 p.m., authorities said. Wilson fled after the shooting.

Adams, 33, of the 600 block of North Waller Avenue, died about an hour later at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Wilson, of the 7400 block of Washington Street in Forest Park, is expected to appear for a bond hearing Thursday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in the 2600 block of South California Avenue.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/29/james-wilson-charged-with-murder-in-shooting-death-of-barnett-adams/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-30/news/chi-forest-park-man-charged-in-west-side-slaying-20140129_1_forest-park-man-austin-man-west-side-slaying

http://homicides.suntimes.com/suspects/james-wilson/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/20/5-dead-4-wounded-in-thursday-shootings/

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http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/barnett-adams/

Killed – Andre Hunter (Chicago, IL)

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Andre Hunter was shot to death Thursday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

Hunter, 19, was shot multiple times and found on a sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue about 2:40 p.m., authorities said.

Hunter, of the 7900 block of South Princeton Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 3:34 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Iman Frison was ordered held without bond for allegedly shooting Andre Hunter at least five times Thursday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

Hunter and a friend had just exited a store at East 79th Street and South Vincennes Avenue when Frison approached about 2:35 p.m. Dec. 19 and asked the pair where they were from, prosecutors said.

Frison then placed a revolver on Hunter’s chest in the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue, prosecutors said. Hunter pushed the gun away and Frison allegedly shot him.

Hunter fell to the ground and Frison shot him five more times, prosecutors said. Frison ran away after the shooting.

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http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/21/iman-frison-charged-with-murder-for-allegedly-killing-andre-hunter/

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/20/5-dead-4-wounded-in-thursday-shootings/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/andre-hunter/

Double Murder – Killed – Eric Davis (Chicago, IL)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Parishioners at St. Phillip Neri Church are mourning the death of a mentor and deacon.

Willie Cooper, 74, was found shot to death early this morning in the South Shore neighborhood.

Deacon Cooper was found in a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds about 4:45 a.m. in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue, according to police news affairs.

Cooper worked at the Aries Bus Co., and was on his way to work, following his usual routine, according to his friend, Steve Herron.

He pulled up to pick up Herron, who also is Cooper’s co-worker.
That’s when Cooper was ambushed by a group of men and gunned down inside his car.

Herron told CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman that he was just about to walk out of his home and jump into the car when he heard gunshots.

In the most recent shooting, 74-year-old Willy Cooper, a deacon at St. Phillip Neri Church, was found fatally shot inside a vehicle in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue, CBS Chicago reports.

Tattooed across the throat of Mark A. Hall, one of two men accused of killing a deacon and a blues musician during botched robberies last December, is the phrase: “God 4 Gives I Don’t.”

On Sunday, it was Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois’ turn to be unforgiving. With a dismissive nod, Bourgeois ordered Hall held without bail as he awaits trial. His co-defendant, Devin Aldridge, was ordered held without bond on Saturday.

Hall and Aldridge, both 23, were charged with two counts each of first-degree murder for the early morning killings of deacon Willie Cooper and musician Eric “Guitar” Davis on Dec. 19, 2013, in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.

Cooper and Davis were shot to death within 40 minutes just blocks from each other, Assistant State’s Attorney Luz Toledo said in court.

In both cases, the men were in their vehicles waiting to pick up a friend, prosecutors said. Each tried to speed away to avoid getting robbed by Aldridge and Hall, prosecutors alleged. Instead, they both died in a hail of 9 mm bullets that were traced to the same handgun, according to prosecutors.

Cooper, 74, was shot at 4:44 a.m. in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue. Davis, 41, was sitting in his vehicle in the 6700 block of South East End about 5:20 a.m. when he was shot, police said.

Davis, of the 14200 block of South Eggleston in Riverdale, and Cooper, of the 6800 block of South Crandon, were dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Willie Cooper, 74, a retired CTA driver and deacon, was shot to death around 4:45 a.m., after he pulled up in the 7000 Block of South East End Avenue and was waiting to give a friend a ride to work.

Hall walked up to the drivers’ side. Aldridge walked up to the passengers’ side, and the two demanded money, Assistant State’s Attorney Luz Toledo said in court.

When Cooper began to drive away, Hall shot at him at least 10 times, striking him multiple times and killing him. The victims fled after Cooper crashed into a nearby fence and slumped over the wheel, Toledo said. Cooper suffered wounds to the shoulder, bicep, ear and elbow.

Around 5:20 a.m., in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, the men approached Eric “Guitar” Davis, 43, who was also sitting in his parked car waiting to pick up a friend, when the men approached him on the driver’s side and demanded money.

When he tried to drive away, he was shot at multiple times and struck in the back, neck and his right inner palm, Toledo said in court. Davis was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-held-in-south-side-fatal-shootings-20140808-story.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/19/74-year-old-man-shot-to-death-in-south-shore/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/08/10/update-no-bond-for-two-men-charged-with-murder-in-south-shore-shooting-deaths-of-deacon-musician/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/08/pair-charged-in-murders-of-deacon-musician-last-december/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/19/chicago-blues-musician-eric-guitar-davis-killed-in-south-shore-shooting/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/eric-davis/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/chicago-shootings_n_4475709.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-gage-park-shooting-20131219-story.html

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/19/willie-cooper-74-shot-dead-in-south-shore/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/eric-guitar-davis-chicago_n_4480753.html

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Elderly-Deacon-Shot-to-Death-on-Chicagos-South-Side-236601291.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131219/south-shore-below-79th/eric-guitar-davis-fixture-of-local-blues-scene-shot-death-friends

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/willie-cooper/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/823145/Davis-Eric.php

Double Murder – Killed – Willie Cooper (Chicago, IL)

Willie Cooper

CHICAGO (CBS) — Parishioners at St. Phillip Neri Church are mourning the death of a mentor and deacon.

Willie Cooper, 74, was found shot to death early this morning in the South Shore neighborhood.

Deacon Cooper was found in a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds about 4:45 a.m. in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue, according to police news affairs.

Cooper worked at the Aries Bus Co., and was on his way to work, following his usual routine, according to his friend, Steve Herron.

He pulled up to pick up Herron, who also is Cooper’s co-worker.
That’s when Cooper was ambushed by a group of men and gunned down inside his car.

Herron told CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman that he was just about to walk out of his home and jump into the car when he heard gunshots.

In the most recent shooting, 74-year-old Willy Cooper, a deacon at St. Phillip Neri Church, was found fatally shot inside a vehicle in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue, CBS Chicago reports.

Tattooed across the throat of Mark A. Hall, one of two men accused of killing a deacon and a blues musician during botched robberies last December, is the phrase: “God 4 Gives I Don’t.”

On Sunday, it was Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois’ turn to be unforgiving. With a dismissive nod, Bourgeois ordered Hall held without bail as he awaits trial. His co-defendant, Devin Aldridge, was ordered held without bond on Saturday.

Hall and Aldridge, both 23, were charged with two counts each of first-degree murder for the early morning killings of deacon Willie Cooper and musician Eric “Guitar” Davis on Dec. 19, 2013, in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.

Cooper and Davis were shot to death within 40 minutes just blocks from each other, Assistant State’s Attorney Luz Toledo said in court.

In both cases, the men were in their vehicles waiting to pick up a friend, prosecutors said. Each tried to speed away to avoid getting robbed by Aldridge and Hall, prosecutors alleged. Instead, they both died in a hail of 9 mm bullets that were traced to the same handgun, according to prosecutors.

Cooper, 74, was shot at 4:44 a.m. in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue. Davis, 41, was sitting in his vehicle in the 6700 block of South East End about 5:20 a.m. when he was shot, police said.

Davis, of the 14200 block of South Eggleston in Riverdale, and Cooper, of the 6800 block of South Crandon, were dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Willie Cooper, 74, a retired CTA driver and deacon, was shot to death around 4:45 a.m., after he pulled up in the 7000 Block of South East End Avenue and was waiting to give a friend a ride to work.

Hall walked up to the drivers’ side. Aldridge walked up to the passengers’ side, and the two demanded money, Assistant State’s Attorney Luz Toledo said in court.

When Cooper began to drive away, Hall shot at him at least 10 times, striking him multiple times and killing him. The victims fled after Cooper crashed into a nearby fence and slumped over the wheel, Toledo said. Cooper suffered wounds to the shoulder, bicep, ear and elbow.

Around 5:20 a.m., in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, the men approached Eric “Guitar” Davis, 43, who was also sitting in his parked car waiting to pick up a friend, when the men approached him on the driver’s side and demanded money.

When he tried to drive away, he was shot at multiple times and struck in the back, neck and his right inner palm, Toledo said in court. Davis was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-held-in-south-side-fatal-shootings-20140808-story.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/19/74-year-old-man-shot-to-death-in-south-shore/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/08/10/update-no-bond-for-two-men-charged-with-murder-in-south-shore-shooting-deaths-of-deacon-musician/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/08/pair-charged-in-murders-of-deacon-musician-last-december/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/19/chicago-blues-musician-eric-guitar-davis-killed-in-south-shore-shooting/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/eric-davis/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/chicago-shootings_n_4475709.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-gage-park-shooting-20131219-story.html

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/19/willie-cooper-74-shot-dead-in-south-shore/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/eric-guitar-davis-chicago_n_4480753.html

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Elderly-Deacon-Shot-to-Death-on-Chicagos-South-Side-236601291.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131219/south-shore-below-79th/eric-guitar-davis-fixture-of-local-blues-scene-shot-death-friends

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/willie-cooper/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/823145/Davis-Eric.php

Killed – Salvador Diaz (Chicago, IL)

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Salvador Diaz was shot dead outside of a vehicle early Thursday in the Gage Park neighborhood.

Diaz, 27, had just exited the vehicle in the 5300 block of South Talman Avenue when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 2:50 a.m., authorities said.

After being shot, Diaz tried to run away and eventually collapsed in a nearby alley, authorities said.

Emergency crews found Diaz of the 500 block of South Spaulding Avenue, in an alley and took him to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died at 3:56 a.m., authorities said.

A 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody about 4 a.m. and charges are pending, police said. The shooting may have been gang-related, police said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/19/salvador-diaz-shot-dead-in-gage-park-community/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/salvador-diaz/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-19/news/chi-gage-park-shooting-20131219_1_gunshot-wounds-gage-park-little-village

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/19/police-man-shot-and-killed-in-gage-park/

Double Shooting – Dead – Terry Rexroad (Ivesdale, IL)

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ATWOOD – A man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and a woman who tried to stop him was accidentally shot in the hand Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Terry Rexroad, 45, died after shooting himself at his residence in northern Douglas County near the Champaign County line, according to Peter Buckley, the sheriff’s office’s chief deputy. The incident took place about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 95E County Road 1550N, a location between Atwood and the Champaign County town of Ivesdale.

Police believe Rexroad’s wife, Theresa Rexroad, 41, found her husband despondent and tried to call 911, Buckley said. Then, Terry Rexroad tried to take her phone from her while holding a handgun, which fired accidentally and hit the woman in the hand, he said. Theresa Rexroad then left the home and called authorities, who found Terry Rexroad dead when they arrived, Buckley said.

Theresa Rexroad was treated for her injury at Kirby Hospital in Monticello and later released, according to the sheriff’s office.

IVESDALE — Police say a man accidentally shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself. It happened at 95 East 1550 North in Douglas County.

Investigators say 45-year old Terry Rexroad was threatening to kill himself and his wife, Theresa, pulled out her phone to call 911. As she was doing that, he struggled to take it from her with a gun in his hand. It went off and a bullet hit her finger.

Police say Theresa ran out and drove about a mile away from the home and called police. She stressed to the dispatcher that her son was on a school bus and would be home any minute. The bus was stopped nearby and turned around.

http://herald-review.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-dies-from-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound/article_0d92122c-68c0-11e3-927a-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-18/updated-rural-ivesdale-woman-shot-man-dead-apparent-suicide.html

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/police-say-man-accidentally-shot-his-wife

http://jg-tc.com/news/local/douglas-county-man-dies-from-self-inflicted-gunshot-woman-also/article_c931d9a6-67f1-11e3-aaa7-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2013-12-21/terry-rexroad.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2013-12-19/terry-rexroad.html

http://www.journal-republican.com/obituaries/2013-12-20/terry-r-rexroad.html

http://herald-review.com/print-specific/herald-review/obits/rexroad-terry-r/article_a846edb7-8870-5998-afb2-62832b3aad31.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Ivesdale, IL)

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ATWOOD – A man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and a woman who tried to stop him was accidentally shot in the hand Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Terry Rexroad, 45, died after shooting himself at his residence in northern Douglas County near the Champaign County line, according to Peter Buckley, the sheriff’s office’s chief deputy. The incident took place about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 95E County Road 1550N, a location between Atwood and the Champaign County town of Ivesdale.

Police believe Rexroad’s wife, Theresa Rexroad, 41, found her husband despondent and tried to call 911, Buckley said. Then, Terry Rexroad tried to take her phone from her while holding a handgun, which fired accidentally and hit the woman in the hand, he said. Theresa Rexroad then left the home and called authorities, who found Terry Rexroad dead when they arrived, Buckley said.

Theresa Rexroad was treated for her injury at Kirby Hospital in Monticello and later released, according to the sheriff’s office.

IVESDALE — Police say a man accidentally shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself. It happened at 95 East 1550 North in Douglas County.

Investigators say 45-year old Terry Rexroad was threatening to kill himself and his wife, Theresa, pulled out her phone to call 911. As she was doing that, he struggled to take it from her with a gun in his hand. It went off and a bullet hit her finger.

Police say Theresa ran out and drove about a mile away from the home and called police. She stressed to the dispatcher that her son was on a school bus and would be home any minute. The bus was stopped nearby and turned around.

http://herald-review.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-dies-from-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound/article_0d92122c-68c0-11e3-927a-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-12-18/updated-rural-ivesdale-woman-shot-man-dead-apparent-suicide.html

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/police-say-man-accidentally-shot-his-wife

http://jg-tc.com/news/local/douglas-county-man-dies-from-self-inflicted-gunshot-woman-also/article_c931d9a6-67f1-11e3-aaa7-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2013-12-21/terry-rexroad.html

http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2013-12-19/terry-rexroad.html

http://www.journal-republican.com/obituaries/2013-12-20/terry-r-rexroad.html

http://herald-review.com/print-specific/herald-review/obits/rexroad-terry-r/article_a846edb7-8870-5998-afb2-62832b3aad31.html

Killed – Kevin Ross (Evanston, IL)

Kevin Ross

Left: Azim Hakeem; Right: Mobeen Hakeem

Mobeen Hakeem, 34, and Azim Hakeem, 38, were discovered around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Evanston Pipe and Tobacco shop in the 900 block of Davis Street in the north suburb, according to relatives and authorities.

The mother of the two men drove to the store to check on them shortly after 8 p.m. where she found the “open” sign still illuminated and the doors padlocked. The Sun-Times reports after the woman called authorities who later snapped the lock to enter the store, and found the men in the basement with “at least” one gunshot wound each.

December 20, 2013 (EVANSTON, Ill.) — Police in Evanston say a suspected bank robber who was shot and killed on Monday was responsible for the murder of two brothers back in July.

Police say a search conducted in a basement storage locker in Ross’s Evanston condominium turned up documents belonging to Azim Hakeem, 38, and his brother, Mobeen Hakeem, 34,. The brothers were were shot to death July 30 at their store, Evanston Pipe and Tobacco. Their bodies were found in the basement.

It was a crime that caused unease in the Evanston community and stymied police who assigned two officers full time to try to solve it. The murders of brothers Mobeen and Aziz Hakeem inside the tobacco shop they ran has gone unsolved since July.

But police got a break in the case after following up on bank robbery suspect 29-year-old Kevin Ross, who was shot by officers after a confrontation Monday. They searched a storage locker in his apartment.

“Police searched that storage locker and located several pieces that linked him to the scene of the double murder, and also specifically, linked him to the murder itself,” said Cmdr. Jay Parrott, Evanston Police Dept.

Among the items they found in the storage locker were the victim’s I.D.s, a matching .22-caliber shell casing consistent with the weapon used to shoot the brothers multiple times, and a receipt from cigar shop from several months earlier, indicating he had been in the store previously.

Hakeem’s family however believes police take pinning the crime on the wrong suspect. They have been anxiously hoping for an arrest in the case, but they doubt Ross was the killer.

“We’re just really frustrated because there’s this consistent pattern of misinformation, lack of transparency and it just raises more and more doubts,” said Farheen Hakeem, victim’s sister.

Kevin Ross was shot and killed on Monday, after allegedly robbing a Chase Bank branch in the 900 block of Grove Street. When police approached him after the robbery, and he refused to drop his weapon, officers shot and killed Ross.

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9367626

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/chi-officials-two-men-dead-in-evanston-building-20130731-story.html

http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/suspect-shot-in-evanston-linked-to-five-bank-robberies

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/21/family-not-convinced-that-bank-robber-killed-evanston-brothers/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-20/news/chi-evanston-murder-bank-robbery-20131220_1_qudrat-syed-mobeen-hakeem-azim-hakeem

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-14/news/ct-met-cigar-shop-murders-20131014_1_evanston-pipe-azim-hakeem-mobeen-hakeem

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-21/news/chi-family-of-slain-brothers-says-they-still-want-answers-20131221_1_qudrat-syed-evanston-pipe-farheen-hakeem

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07/azim-hakeem-mobeen-hakeem_n_3719388.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/brothers-shot-in-evanston_n_3682231.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/20/evanston-cops-link-dead-bank-robber-to-double-murder/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9367626/

http://wgntv.com/2013/07/31/2-men-found-dead-inside-evanston-cigar-shop/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9190715/

http://wgntv.com/2013/07/31/2-men-found-dead-inside-evanston-cigar-shop/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evanston-bank-robbery-suspect-shot-20131216-story.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-08/news/ct-met-evanston-brothers-killed-0808-20130808_1_evanston-pipe-evanston-neighbors-slayings

Killed – Louis Berry (Chicago, IL)

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Berry was found shot to death on a North Lawndale sidewalk Sunday morning.

Berry, 24, was found lying in the 4300 block of West Cullerton Street about 7:30 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his lower back, authorities said.

Barry, of the 3200 block of West Potomac Avenue, was declared dead on the scene about 10 minutes later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said there were no reports of shots fired in the area that night.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/16/louis-berry-found-shot-to-death-in-north-lawndale/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/louis-berry/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-15/news/chi-overnight-shootings-dec-14-dec-15-20131215_1_good-condition-41-year-old-man-23-year-old-man

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/nine-wounded-in-city-shootings-since-saturday-afternoon/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Sonya Davis (Maywood, IL)

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A man fatally shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself Saturday afternoon at their Maywood home, authorities said.

The two were identified as a 48-year-old man named Donya Davis, who died of a gunshot wound to the head and a 41-year-old woman named Sonya Davis, who died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Autopsies today ruled Donya Davis’ death a suicide and Sonya Davis’ death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The two, who lived in the 1600 block of South 18th Avenue, were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:49 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Firefighters responded there about 1:30 p.m. for a shooting, said Maywood Fire Capt. Sonya Thompson.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-15/news/chi-authorities-maywood-man-woman-dead-in-apparent-murdersuicide-20131215_1_maywood-man-medical-examiner-multiple-gunshot-wounds

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/authorities-man-woman-killed-in-murder-suicide/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-authorities-maywood-man-woman-dead-in-apparent-murdersuicide-20131215-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9361480/

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Donya Davis (Maywood, IL)

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A man fatally shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself Saturday afternoon at their Maywood home, authorities said.

The two were identified as a 48-year-old man named Donya Davis, who died of a gunshot wound to the head and a 41-year-old woman named Sonya Davis, who died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Autopsies today ruled Donya Davis’ death a suicide and Sonya Davis’ death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The two, who lived in the 1600 block of South 18th Avenue, were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:49 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Firefighters responded there about 1:30 p.m. for a shooting, said Maywood Fire Capt. Sonya Thompson.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-15/news/chi-authorities-maywood-man-woman-dead-in-apparent-murdersuicide-20131215_1_maywood-man-medical-examiner-multiple-gunshot-wounds

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/authorities-man-woman-killed-in-murder-suicide/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-authorities-maywood-man-woman-dead-in-apparent-murdersuicide-20131215-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9361480/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Chicago, IL)

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Deangelo Shelton was killed and another man was seriously wounded in an Austin neighborhood shooting early Saturday.

The two men were standing in the vestibule of an apartment building in the 300 block of North Central Avenue when a group entered about 1:25 a.m. Saturday and opened fire, police said.

Shelton, 26, of the 3800 block of West Arthington Street, was shot several times in the abdomen area and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other man, 25, was shot once in the abdomen area and was initially taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “guarded” condition, police said.

The gunmen fled after the shooting, police said.

Phillip Allison was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly fatally shooting Deangelo Shelton in a December attack in the Austin neighborhood.

Allison, 35, of Missouri City, Texas, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder for the Dec. 14 shooting that killed Shelton and wounded another man, authorities said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/16/deangelo-shelton-killed-in-shooting-at-austin-apartment-building/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/02/27/texas-man-charged-in-december-murder-of-deangelo-shelton/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/deangelo-shelton/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/nine-wounded-in-city-shootings-since-saturday-afternoon/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-overnight-shootings-criem-dec-13-dec-14–20131214-story.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Deangelo Shelton (Chicago, IL)

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Deangelo Shelton was killed and another man was seriously wounded in an Austin neighborhood shooting early Saturday.

The two men were standing in the vestibule of an apartment building in the 300 block of North Central Avenue when a group entered about 1:25 a.m. Saturday and opened fire, police said.

Shelton, 26, of the 3800 block of West Arthington Street, was shot several times in the abdomen area and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other man, 25, was shot once in the abdomen area and was initially taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “guarded” condition, police said.

The gunmen fled after the shooting, police said.

Phillip Allison was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly fatally shooting Deangelo Shelton in a December attack in the Austin neighborhood.

Allison, 35, of Missouri City, Texas, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder for the Dec. 14 shooting that killed Shelton and wounded another man, authorities said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/16/deangelo-shelton-killed-in-shooting-at-austin-apartment-building/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/02/27/texas-man-charged-in-december-murder-of-deangelo-shelton/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/deangelo-shelton/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/nine-wounded-in-city-shootings-since-saturday-afternoon/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-overnight-shootings-criem-dec-13-dec-14–20131214-story.html

Killed – Michael Turner (Chicago, IL)

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Michael Turner was shot to death early Saturday in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found the 42-year-old Turner lying in an alley in the 700 block of East 67th Street about 1:10 a.m., authorities said.

Michael Turner, of the 9400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/14/michael-turner-42-shot-dead-in-woodlawn/

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Michael-Turner&lc=6241&pid=168598923&mid=5778528

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131217/woodlawn/man-with-good-heart-killed-after-visiting-regular-pool-hall-family-says

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/michael-turner/

Killed – Adrian Perry (East St. Louis, IL)

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP)- Police say a former Missouri man was killed in a weekend shooting in East St. Louis, just months after he moved there.

Police Chief Michael Floore says 26-year-old Adrian Perry was found wounded Friday night on an East St. Louis street. Perry later died at a hospital.

There’s no immediate word on any charges or arrests.

Floore tells the Belleville News-Democrat that Perry moved to East St. Louis from St. Louis about five months ago.

East St. Louis Police are investigating a fatal shooting in which a man was found in the street in the 2200 block of Ohio Avenue Friday night.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said shots were fired in the area. A passerby spotted a body on the ground at 9:13 p.m. and called police. The victim, identified by police as Adrian Perry, 26, of the 1600 block north 43rd Street, East St. Louis, was taken to an area hospital, where he later died, Floore said. Police have no motive or suspects.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/east-st-louis-homicide-total-reaches-21/

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/man-found-fatally-shot-on-east-st-louis-street-identified/article_1bb7c6c3-0217-5ede-8545-63e0865276bd.html

http://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/police-probe-man-s-east-st-louis-shooting-death/article_a58e7e4c-65de-11e3-b6d9-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/16/adrian-perry-east-st-louis-shooting-death/4037595/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/belleville/obituary.aspx?n=Adrian-Perry&pid=168575297

Double Shooting – Killed – Eric M. Anderson (Chicago, IL)

Eric M. Anderson

After allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend for weeks, a man threatened the woman and her mother with a gun in a Northwest suburban home, shot a police officer who tried to intervene and was then fatally shot by police, authorities said.

A firefighter who by chance was eating dinner near the scene in Arlington Heights on Thursday night helped save the life of Officer Michael McEvoy, police said.

After the 52-year-old officer was dragged from the home with a wound to the chin area, fire Deputy Chief Ken Koeppen, who had come outside after seeing emergency lights, helped stanch the bleeding.

McEvoy, a 24-year veteran, was listed in critical but stable condition at a hospital Friday and was expected to recover, authorities said.

“Ken Koeppen was a hero in all this,” said Arlington Heights police Cmdr. Andrew Whowell. “It was an act of God that he was (there).”

The gunfire capped a span of weeks in which the alleged gunman, Eric M. Anderson, 41, of Niles, persistently harassed a woman who had broken up with him in late November, according to court records. Less than a week before he died, Anderson was charged with sending harassing emails to his 39-year-old ex-girlfriend even though police had warned him not to contact her, court records show. He was released on bond after his arrest Sunday, police said.

A judge signed an emergency order of protection against him Monday, ordering Anderson to stay away from his ex-girlfriend.

“I feel that he may still try and contact me after this,” the woman wrote in her petition for the order. “I just want him to leave me alone.”

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, McEvoy and three other officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at a town house in the 1900 block of Windham Court. Anderson’s ex-girlfriend was at the home visiting her mother, who had called police and then escaped unhurt, Whowell said.

McEvoy was the first officer to enter the house and was shot once, Whowell said. A fellow officer dragged him from the house, police said.

About two hours into the standoff, Anderson and the woman left the house for an attached garage, Whowell said, and officers confronted him. The woman ran away as Anderson pointed his gun at officers, who shot him multiple times, Whowell said.

Anderson was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and was pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-13/news/chi-arlington-heights-police-officer-shot-20131212_1_ex-girlfriend-police-officer-wounded-officer

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/chi-arlington-heights-police-officer-shot-20131212-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9359016/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-17/news/ct-arlington-heights-cop-shot-update-met-20131216_1_ex-girlfriend-hostage-text-messages-held-hostage

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131216/news/712169823/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Chicago, IL)

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After allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend for weeks, a man threatened the woman and her mother with a gun in a Northwest suburban home, shot a police officer who tried to intervene and was then fatally shot by police, authorities said.

A firefighter who by chance was eating dinner near the scene in Arlington Heights on Thursday night helped save the life of Officer Michael McEvoy, police said.

After the 52-year-old officer was dragged from the home with a wound to the chin area, fire Deputy Chief Ken Koeppen, who had come outside after seeing emergency lights, helped stanch the bleeding.

McEvoy, a 24-year veteran, was listed in critical but stable condition at a hospital Friday and was expected to recover, authorities said.

“Ken Koeppen was a hero in all this,” said Arlington Heights police Cmdr. Andrew Whowell. “It was an act of God that he was (there).”

The gunfire capped a span of weeks in which the alleged gunman, Eric M. Anderson, 41, of Niles, persistently harassed a woman who had broken up with him in late November, according to court records. Less than a week before he died, Anderson was charged with sending harassing emails to his 39-year-old ex-girlfriend even though police had warned him not to contact her, court records show. He was released on bond after his arrest Sunday, police said.

A judge signed an emergency order of protection against him Monday, ordering Anderson to stay away from his ex-girlfriend.

“I feel that he may still try and contact me after this,” the woman wrote in her petition for the order. “I just want him to leave me alone.”

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, McEvoy and three other officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at a town house in the 1900 block of Windham Court. Anderson’s ex-girlfriend was at the home visiting her mother, who had called police and then escaped unhurt, Whowell said.

McEvoy was the first officer to enter the house and was shot once, Whowell said. A fellow officer dragged him from the house, police said.

About two hours into the standoff, Anderson and the woman left the house for an attached garage, Whowell said, and officers confronted him. The woman ran away as Anderson pointed his gun at officers, who shot him multiple times, Whowell said.

Anderson was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and was pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-13/news/chi-arlington-heights-police-officer-shot-20131212_1_ex-girlfriend-police-officer-wounded-officer

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/chi-arlington-heights-police-officer-shot-20131212-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9359016/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-17/news/ct-arlington-heights-cop-shot-update-met-20131216_1_ex-girlfriend-hostage-text-messages-held-hostage

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131216/news/712169823/

Killed – Male Teen – Darnell Williams (Chicago, IL)

Darnell Williams

Darnell Williams was shot and killed on a South Side sidewalk Thursday afternoon.

Williams, 17, was walking on the sidewalk in the 0-100 block of East 102nd Place when two unknown males approached him about 2:45 p.m., authorities said. One of the males then shot Williams in the head.

Williams, who lived on the block, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/14/darnell-williams-shot-dead-on-south-side/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/darnell-williams/

Killed – Cayetano Sandoval (Chicago, IL)

Cayetano Sandoval

A 68-year-old man was shot to death during an attempted robbery in the Logan Square neighborhood early Thursday.

Cayetano Sandoval was shot in the chest multiple times in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue about 1:50 a.m., authorities said.

Witnesses in a nearby bar told officers that two people tried to rob Sandoval, police said. One of the robbers knocked him to the ground, then the other shot him multiple times.

Both robbers ran off after the shooting, police said.

Sandoval, of the 1600 block of West Ontario Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said he was shot as many as five times.

An alleged gang member has been charged with murder after prosecutors said him and a friend fatally shot a 68-year-old man during a 2013 robbery in the Logan Square neighborhood.

Joshua Johnson, 23, was nabbed at the Rolling Meadows courthouse on Friday when he appeared for an unrelated case.

He now also faces first-degree murder charges for the Dec. 12, 2013, shooting death of Cayetano Sandoval in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue.

Prosecutors said Sandoval had just returned home from his job at a bakery when Johnson and another man approached him after he parked his van about 2 a.m.

Johnson demanded Sandoval give them money and began hitting him. Johnson held Sandoval down and the other man took out a gun and opened fire, prosecutors said.

Sandoval was shot five times and died at the scene, authorities said.

Mario Ortega, 20; and Joshua Johnson, 23, approached Sandoval after he parked his car in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue around 2 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2013, coming home from his job at a bakery, according to Cook County court documents. Prosecutors said Ortega, also known as “King Krazy,” and Johnson are both Latin Kings.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/12/cayetano-sandoval-68-shot-to-death-in-logan-square/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2015/05/16/prosecutors-gang-members-fatally-shot-cayetano-sandoval-68-during-logan-square-robbery/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2015/06/12/mario-ortega-is-second-man-charged-in-2013-killing-of-cayetano-sandoval-in-logan-square/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/12/man-shot-and-killed-in-logan-square/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/cayetano-sandoval/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-charges-in-2013-logan-square-killing-robbery-attempt-20150516-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9357715/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/12/cayetano-sandoval-shot_n_4435110.html

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9357715

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/cayetano-sandoval/

Killed – Anthony Rivers (Chicago, IL)

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Anthony Rivers was shot to death Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Rivers, 30, was in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Bishop Street when somebody approached and opened fire about 10:15 p.m., authorities said.

Rivers was shot in the head, back and armpit, police said.

He got out of the car and collapsed in an alley, police said.

Rivers, of the 800 block of East 87th Street, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was declared dead there at 11:20 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/12/anthony-rivers-shot-dead-in-back-of-the-yards/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/anthony-rivers/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-12/news/chi-man-shot-in-back-of-the-yards-20131211_1_logan-square-yards-neighborhood-multiple-gunshot-wounds

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/12/man-shot-to-death-in-back-of-the-yards-2/

Killed – Demarcus Brandon (Chicago, IL)

Demarcus Brandon

A South Side store owner fatally shot a man who attempted to rob the business Tuesday evening.

Authorities said 25-year-old Demarcus Brandon entered a cell phone store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street and tried to rob the business at gunpoint about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The store owner, who also had a handgun, fatally shot the would-be robber, authorities said.

Brandon, of the of 120 block of East 140th Court in Riverdale, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The store owner was not injured, police said.

Brandon was paroled from the Shawnee Correctional Center in July for armed robbery, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/11/police-store-owner-fatally-shoots-would-be-robber-on-south-side/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-11/news/chi-2-shot-in-the-south-shore-neighborhood-20131210_1_south-ada-street-south-side-21-year-old-man

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-12/news/chi-man-shot-by-store-clerk-was-suspect-in-harvey-officers-shooting-20131212_1_store-clerk-harvey-police-department-store-shooting

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/demarcus-brandon-shot_n_4426911.html

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/11/police-robber-killed-by-clerk-after-exchange-of-gunfire/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/11/cell-phone-store-owner-shoots-kills-robber/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/demarcus-brandon/

Killed – Kevin Johnson (Chicago, IL)

male

Kevin Johnson was shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Officers responded about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday to a call of shots fired and found Johnson, 30, in the 11200 block of South Ada Street, authorities said.

Johnson, of the 100 block of South Ashland Avenue, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said.

Area South detectives are investigating.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/11/kevin-johnson-shot-dead-in-morgan-park-community/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/kevin-johnson/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131210/south-shore-above-79th/two-men-shot-south-shore-tuesday-afternoon