July death of Kristopher Weiss, who died after fight with two men hear his Bridgeport home, ruled a homicide

By JORDAN OWEN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Kristopher Weiss | Facebook

Kristopher Weiss | Facebook


The death of 45-year-old Kristopher Weiss in the Bridgeport neighborhood last month has been ruled a homicide.

Emergency crews responded to a person down in the 3000 block of South Normal at 11:46 p.m. July 22 and found Weiss, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He had been involved in an altercation with two other men, authorities said. One of the men punched him in the face, causing him to fall backward and strike his head.

The two men then took off in a black pickup, police said.

Weiss, who lived about a block away in the 2900 block of South Normal, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:38 p.m. July 24, according to the medical examiner’s office.
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Suspect charged with murder for fatal shooting of William Smith in alley near his South Loop home

William C. Smith was found dead in a South Loop alley Sunday morning, and a South Side man has been charged with his murder.

Robert Burgess | Chicago Police

Robert Burgess | Chicago Police


Smith, 45, was found at 10:04 a.m. in an alley in the 1800 block of South Michigan with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Smith, of the 1900 block of South Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:19 a.m.

A witness told investigators they had heard an argument and then a single shot, police said.

Robert Burgess, 56, has been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting, police announced Tuesday.

Burgess, who lives in the 6200 block of South Kimbark, was arrested at 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of South Wentworth after he was identified as the shooter, police said.

He was expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

—Chicago Sun-Times

43-year-old man charged with fatal shooting of Othijah Mooney in domestic dispute in her Roseland home

Terrance Meredith | Chicago Police

Terrance Meredith | Chicago Police

A man has been charged with shooting Othijah “Otha” Mooney to death during a domestic dispute early Monday in her home in the Roseland neighborhood.

Terrance Meredith, 43, faces one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

Officers responding about 12:30 a.m. to a call of a person shot at a home in the 100 block of West 112th Place found the 35-year-old Mooney with a fatal gunshot wound, authorities said.

Mooney, who lived in the home, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:55 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Monday determined she died of a gunshot wound to the chest and her death was ruled a homicide.

Othijah 'Otha' Mooney | Facebook

Othijah ‘Otha’ Mooney | Facebook


Meredith, who also lives on the same block, was taken into custody after he was identified as the shooter and a weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. He was scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.

Police said the incident was domestic-related, but did not provide additional details.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Roberto Rodriguez Jr. killed, man and teen wounded, on the block where he lived in West Lawn

Roberto Rodriguez Jr. was killed and two other people wounded in a West Lawn neighborhood shooting Sunday evening.

The group was outside about 7 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Kenneth when someone walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago Police.

Rodriguez, 21, was shot multiple times, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived on the block where the shooting happened.

A 17-year-old boy and 24-year-old man, both shot in the leg, later showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized, police said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

34-year-old Raheem Gray shot to death near home in North Lawndale

Raheem Gray was shot to death Monday evening near his home in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Gray, 34, was outside in the 3600 block of West 13th Street about 5:15 p.m. when another male walked up and shot him several times, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The shooter then ran east on 13th Street, then south on Central Park

Gray, who lived a block away in the 3600 block of West 13th Street, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:47 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Omar Kent shot to death after parking his vehicle in East Garfield Park

Omar Kent had just parked his vehicle when he was shot to death early Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

The 38-year-old Kent had just parked about 12:35 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Fifth Avenue when five males walked up, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. One of them pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Kent was shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:50 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was a construction worker who lived in the 2300 block of South Kirkland.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Othijah Mooney fatally shot during domestic incident in her Roseland home, and police have taken a man into custody

A man was taken into custody after Othijah M. Mooney was shot to death during a domestic dispute early Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.

Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. to a call of a person shot at a home in the 100 block of West 112th Place. They found the 35-year-old Mooney with a gunshot wound to her head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mooney, known as Otha, lived in the home and was pronounced dead there at 12:55 a.m., authorities said.

Police said the shooting was domestic in nature, and a 43-year-old man has been taken into custody. Charges were pending as of Monday morning.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Terrence Murphy fatally shot on sidewalk hear his home in Austin

Terrence Murphy was shot to death Sunday afternoon on a sidewalk near his home in the Austin neighborhood.

About 4:20 p.m., the 20-year-old Murphy was on a sidewalk near his home in the 5400 block of West Jackson when someone walked up and shot him in the abdomen, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Murphy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where died at 4:43 p.m., authorities said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Corey Strothers Jr. dies 8 months after being shot near his home in Englewood; suspect remains in custody

By MITCHELL ARMENTROUT
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Swonn Herron | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Swonn Herron | Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.


Corey Strothers Jr. was only 15 when he was shot last December near his home in the Englewood neighborhood. He was 16 years old when he died from those wounds on Friday.

Strothers, then 15, was injured in a Dec. 22, 2015, shooting in the 5900 block of South Princeton, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 9:45 p.m. that night, the boy was walking near his home when someone walked up, shot him in the neck and back, and then took off in an SUV, authorities said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital after the shooting. He died at Lurie Children’s Hospital at 11:15 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Swonn Herron, 23, of the 5000 block of South May, was arrested and charged with attempted murder about three weeks after the shooting, according to police.

He remains held at the Cook County Jail on a $750,000 bond, and is due in court again Sept. 9, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. The charge is expected to be upgraded to murder.

Demarco Richards killed, two other people wounded in West Garfield Park shooting

Three people were shot, and Demarco Richards was killed, early Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

About 12:15 a.m., officers on patrol near the 4400 block of West Monroe heard gunfire and found the 30-year-old Richards on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Richards was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m., authorities said. His address was not immediately known.

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the left foot, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. A 25-year-old man later arrived at Stroger with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and right ankle. His condition stabilized, police said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire