Comment of the Day: “Continue watching over us from heaven”

Devontae Harrison was fatally shot Saturday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Reader “Ms_Laddiii” posted this about him:

My cousin gone. I love you baby boy. Continue watching over us from heaven. RIP Vontae!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mondele Heard killed in Ashburn shooting

Mondele O. Heard was killed in an Ashburn neighborhood shooting that also left two other people wounded Monday night.

The three were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Homan Avenue when a maroon car pulled up, a gunman exited and opened fire about 8:40 p.m. Monday, police said.
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Comment of the Day: “It’s sad a young man … was killed for having enough respect for his girlfriend to walk her home”

Jesse White Tumbling Team member Devonshay Martin, 16, was fatally shot Thursday night in the Old Town neighborhood. Reader “Rachel” posted this about him:

I remember him as quiet and respectful just the other day he told me he saw me downtown It’s sad a young man who I remember as a little boy was killed for having enough respect for his girlfriend to walk her home may he rest in peace

Cortez Rivers, 16, fatally shot in West Garfield Park

Cortez Rivers / Photo from Facebook

Cortez Rivers / Photo from Facebook

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot early Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot found Cortez Rivers lying in an alley in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard with gunshot wounds to the chest, side and left leg about 4:15 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
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Aunt: Slain army vet Malcolm Warnsby, 54, was ‘just a regular guy’

Malcolm Warnsby / Photo from Facebook

Malcolm Warnsby / Photo from Facebook

Homicide Watch Chicago

Malcolm Warnsby was “just a regular guy” who loved to play cards and drink beer, his aunt said.

Warnsby, 54, was shot in the back in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue about 3:25 a.m. Sept. 8, authorities said. Warnsby, of the 1300 block of North Kildare Avenue, died about three hours later at Mount Sinai Hospital.
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WEEK IN REVIEW: Nine dead in Chicago slayings

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Nine people were killed in shootings and stabbings throughout Chicago last week.

Two of the murders happened over the weekend, when at least 30 others were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent killing happened when 21-year-old Davontae Harrison motorist was shot in the chest in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand Street in the Humboldt Park area about 6:50 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
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Davontae Harrison fatally shot in Humboldt Park area

Davontae Harrison was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday night.

Harrison, 21, was driving in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand Street when gunfire erupted about 6:50 p.m. Saturday and Harrison was shot in the chest, authorities said.
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Markise Darling killed in West Englewood shooting

Markise Darling died after being shot in the West Englewood community Friday afternoon.

Darling, 19, was shot in the abdomen, buttocks and thigh in the 1600 block of West 61st Street about 2 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
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Dimitre Beck fatally stabbed during Englewood robbery

Dimitre Beck was fatally stabbed after police said he allegedly tried to rob somebody in the Englewood neighborhood Friday night.

Beck, 21, was with a group who approached a man in the 7300 block of South Halsted Street and tried to rob him about 10 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Witnesses said the group began started to beat the robbery victim when he resisted, police said. The victim pulled out an “edged instrument” — possibly a knife — and stabbed Beck.
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Four men charged with murder in Greater Grand Crossing shooting death of 9-year-old Antonio Smith

Derrick Allmon / Photo from Chicago Police
Derrick Allmon / Photo from Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times

A gang member recently out of jail shot and killed a 9-year-old boy because he thought the child was warning rival gang members of his presence, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.

“This didn’t have to happen,” McCarthy said Friday after announcing the charges.

In the end, four men were charged with first-degree murder: Derrick Allmon, 19, of the 7400 block of South Shore Drive; Jabari Williams, 22, of the 1900 block of North Sycamore Street in Hanover Park; Michael Baker, 19, of the 8100 block of South Wentworth Avenue; and Paris Denard, 19, of the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue.

The four are accused in the Aug. 20 shooting death of 9-year-old Antonio Smith in the backyard of a home in the 1200 block of East 73rd Street.
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