David Radford charged with murder in South Chicago shooting death of William Allen

David Radford / Photo from Chicago Police
David Radford / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A second man has been charged with murder for the July shooting death of William Allen in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Allen was talking with a 19-year-old woman and 47-year-old man on a porch near East 80th Street and South Muskegon Avenue when David Radford and Deonta Noble approached and asked Allen about his gang affiliation about 11:20 p.m. July 6, authorities said.

Radford accused Allen of being affiliated with the Mafia gang, and Radford and Noble opened fire on Allen and the woman, said Assistant State’s Attorney Beth Novy.
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Caretaker Erenbira Pimentel-Hernandez stabbed to death in Albany Park neighborhood

BY JORDAN OWEN
Sun-Times Media

A caretaker was stabbed to death in the Albany Park neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Erenbira Pimentel-Hernandez, 38, was stabbed multiple times in a stairwell in the 4700 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Minutes earlier, a witness saw Hernandez talking to a man in a rear parking lot, according to a police report. The two then walked into the stairwell and closed the door.
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Comment of the Day: “Is it that easy to blow someone away in this city without ever getting caught?”

Walter Neely was fatally shot Aug. 15 in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Reader “holmesmmd” posted this about the slaying:

RIP Walter. He sounded like a good man. I live right in front of where he was shot and I can confirm that he was never transported to a hospital. Why they let a man lay dead in the street for 3 plus hours is beyond me?! Mercy hospital is 5 blocks up the street?! Sounds like another senseless tragedy committed in front of a sea of witnesses and cameras. No suspects?! WTF? Is it that easy to blow someone away in this city without ever getting caught?! The cops can sure write parking tickets and moving violation tickets though, huh? What a joke:(

Antonio Hobson killed in North Lawndale shooting

Antonio Hobson was killed in a drive-by shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday night.

Hobson, 34, was sitting in a garage in the 1800 block of South Fairfield Avenue when a car drove past and someone inside opened fire about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “It’s still hard to believe that over 24 hours ago somebody took [you] from us”

Joseph Lewis was fatally shot early Monday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Reader “Gangster C-4” posted this about him:

THUG, I WATCHED U GROW UP BRO. I”VE KNOW U AND YOUR FAMILY SINCE 1993. ME AND GEEZY WAS 7. AND U WERE STILL IN THE STROLLER, LOL! AND IT”S BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY WITH U. IT’S STILL HARD TO BELIEVE THAT OVER 24 HOURS AGO, SOMEBODY TOOK U FROM US. BUT, U KNOW THAT KARMA COMES RIGHT BACK AROUND. AND SOMETIMES WORST!!!! GOD BLESS U AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. WATCH DOWN WITH GOD AND KEEP US GOINTHE RIGHT WAY. I LOVE U LILBRO. SAVE ME A SPOT IN HOYNE STREET HEAVEN AND I”LL SEE U WHEN I GET THERE. HOYNE AVENUE INSANE TO THE MEMBRANE!!! REST IN PARADISE JOSEPHTHUGLEWIS FREE MIKKE GEEZY

Arthur Shanklin killed in Englewood shooting

Arthur Shanklin was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood early Tuesday.

Shanklin, 32, was shot in the chest in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue about 1:20 a.m., authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “He was a real decent brother, TOTALLY SENSELESS!”

Michael Clark, 52, was fatally shot last Thursday in the West Englewood neighborhood. Reader “disqus_HYbta5ONgj” posted this about him:

I grew up w/this guy…he was a real decent brother, TOTALLY SENSELESS !

Joseph Lewis killed in Back of the Yards shooting

Joseph Lewis was killed in a Back of the Yards shooting that also left a teenage boy critically injured early Monday.

Lewis, 23, and the 17-year-old boy were shot in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue just before 9 a.m., authorities said.
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Three charged with murder in shooting death of Martrell Ross outside Bodi nightclub

Bianca Young / Photo from Chicago Police

Bianca Young / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Three people leaning against a car outside a trendy River North nightclub sparked a dispute that left one of the men dead and another seriously wounded this month, prosecutors said.

Javon Almond, Deandre Hughes, Bianca Young and fourth person left the Bodi nightclub about 3:50 a.m. Aug. 3 and found Martrell Ross and two acquaintances leaning against the group’s white car in the 800 block of North Orleans Street, said Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack.

The nightclub had hosted a Lollapalooza after-party for rapper Nas, authorities said.

Young, 23, initiated an argument between the two groups that escalated into a fight and Ross, 32, got punched and knocked into the middle of the street, Mack said.
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Services set for 9-year-old killed last week in Grand Crossing

Antonio Smith / Family photo

Antonio Smith / Family photo

BY JON SEIDEL
Chicago Sun-Times

Funeral arrangements have been set for a 9-year-old boy found fatally shot last week in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

Chicago Police found Antonio Smith, who had been shot multiple times, behind a home Wednesday in the 1200 block of East 71st Street. He was later pronounced dead at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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