A’Miracle Jones, baby saved after her pregnant mother was shot to death in September, dies at 5 months

By JORDAN OWEN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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A’Miracle Jones, the premature baby saved by doctors after her mother was fatally shot five months ago in the South Chicago neighborhood, has died, and the death has been ruled a homicide.

A’Miracle died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was 5 months old.

Family members said she had caught pneumonia and had been placed put on life support. The family ultimately decided to have her taken off life support.

An autopsy Friday found the baby died of complications of prematurity and maternal death due to a gunshot wound, and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.
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WEEK IN REVIEW: At least 12 dead in Chicago violence

At least 12 people were killed in violence in Chicago last week.

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A baby saved after her mother was fatally shot five months ago in the South Chicago neighborhood died Thursday. A’Miracle Jones died at 7:55 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office. She was 5 months old. An autopsy Friday found the baby died of complications of prematurity and maternal death due to a gunshot wound, and her death was ruled a homicide.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2016, Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Marquette when another vehicle pulled alongside and a gunman with dreadlocks opened fire, authorities said at the time. Beard, 19, was shot in the neck, authorities said. The man was shot in the neck and chest. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial, where Beard was pronounced dead at 6:52 p.m., authorities said. The baby was saved by doctors, though she weighed only 2 pounds at birth.

The wounded man, whom police called a documented gang member, was initially listed in critical condition. No one has been charged with shootings.

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A man was shot to death in the Brainerd neighborhood Wednesday night on the South Side. Just before 9 p.m., 24-year-old Devell L. Coleman was on a sidewalk in the 9100 block of South Emerald when someone in a dark-colored car fired shots, hitting him in the head and back, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Coleman was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead less than half an hour later, authorities said. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

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A south suburban man was fatally shot Wednesday night in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. Jon Shupe, 31, was arguing with another person about 8:35 p.m. in the 11400 block of South Ada when that person shot him in the head and back, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Shupe, of Calumet City, was pronounced dead at the scene. A person of interest was being questioned in connection with the shooting.

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NEED 1 ID: A pregnant woman was among two people fatally shot Wednesday night in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, according to police. About 8:15 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 7600 block of South Champlain, and found Malik K. Bingham, 20, at the wheel of a parked car, and a woman in her 20s lying on a sidewalk nearby, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Bingham, of the Morgan Park neighborhood, was shot in the neck, while the woman, who was pregnant, suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side, police said. It was not known how far along she was in her pregnancy. She had not been identified as of Thursday afternoon. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, authorities said.

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A man was shot to death in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers responded shortly after 7 p.m. to a call of a person shot and found 44-year-old Bobbie Jackson lying on the ground in the 900 block of East 133rd Street, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Jackson, who lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A 60-year-old man was found shot to death Wednesday morning in a garage in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A family member found Jose Correa lying unresponsive on the floor of the garage in the 2700 block of South Central Park Avenue at 7:26 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Correa had suffered gunshot wounds to the back, neck and mouth; and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived on the same block.

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A 55-year-old man was shot to death early Wednesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. Willie Shaw was arguing with another person, who pulled a gun and shot him in the leg at 12:51 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Cottage Grove, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Shaw was dead at the scene. He lived in the nearby Kenwood neighborhood.

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A man was fatally shot in the left eye Tuesday night in Roseland on the Far South Side. Just after 9 p.m., 30-year-old Justin Thomas was on a sidewalk in the 10000 block of South Michigan when someone in a dark-colored car opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Thomas, who lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:10 p.m.

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A 24-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Donnell Richmond was in a vehicle with another male at 6:14 a.m. in the 7300 block of South May when that person fired shots, police said. When officers arrived, they found Richmond lying on the ground nearby with gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and hand, authorities said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:03 a.m., authorities said. He lived in Englewood. The shooter sped away in the red vehicle, heading south on May, police said. He was described as a black male with dreadlocks wearing a black hoodie.

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A 27-year-old man was shot to death Monday night in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 8:15 p.m. in the 900 block of East 132nd Street found Michael J. Lawrence-Harrington in a field with gunshot wounds to the chest and torso, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Lawrence-Harrington was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 9:25 p.m. He lived in the Chatham neighborhood.

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Two men stabbed each other during a fight early Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, leaving one dead, police said. The men, ages 33 and 37, started fighting about 1:50 a.m. inside a home in the 3100 block of West Madison.

The younger man, Delray Talbert, was stabbed in the chest and abdomen, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 7:21 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the neighborhood. The older man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a stab wound to the abdomen. The older man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a stab wound to the abdomen. Detectives questioned him, but he was released without being charged with a crime, police said Wednesday.

Jon Shupe of Calumet City shot to death while arguing with another person in Morgan Park

Jon Shupe of south suburban Calumet City was fatally shot during an argument Wednesday night in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Shupe, 31, was arguing with another person about 8:35 p.m. in the 11400 block of South Ada, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The other person pulled a gun and shot him in the head and back, authorities said. Shupe was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m.

A person of interest was being questioned in connection with the shooting, but no charges had been filed as of Friday morning as Area South detectives investigate.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Bobbie Jackson found with gunshot wound to head, second fatal shooting in three days in Altgeld Gardens

Bobbie Jackson was found shot to death Wednesday evening in Altgeld Gardens, the second fatal shooting in three days in the Far South Side nieghborhood.

Officers responded shortly after 7 p.m. to a call of a person shot and found the 44-year-old Jackson lying on the ground and bleeding from the head in the 900 block of East 133rd Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Jackson, who lived in the same neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

On Monday, 27-year-old Michael Lawrence-Harrington was killed in a shooting that happened just a block to the north.

The neighborhood’s first shooting this year happened a block west, where two men were seriously wounded last month.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Devell Coleman shot to death while walking just a block from his home in Brainerd

Devell L. Coleman was shot to death while walking Wednesday night just a block from his home in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side.

Chicago Police investigate a shooting Wednesday night in the 9100 block of South Emerald. | Network Video Productions

Chicago Police investigate a shooting Wednesday night in the 9100 block of South Emerald. | Network Video Productions


Just before 9 p.m., the 24-year-old Devell Coleman was on a sidewalk in the 9100 block of South Emerald when someone in a dark-colored car fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Coleman was struck in the head and back, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m., authorities said. He lived bout a block away from the shooting scene.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

55-year-old Willie Shaw shot to death during argument in Bronzeville

Willie Shaw was shot to death during an argument early Wednesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

Chicago Police investigate a shooting early Wednesday in the 4500 block of South Cottage Grove. | Network Video Productions

Chicago Police investigate a shooting early Wednesday in the 4500 block of South Cottage Grove. | Network Video Productions


The 55-year-old Shaw was arguing with another person at 12:51 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Cottage Grove, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The other person pulled a gun at some point and shot him in the leg.

Shaw was Taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the nearby Kenwood neighborhood.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Justin Thomas fatally shot while walking in Roseland

Justin Thomas was walking in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood Tuesday night when someone shot him in the eye.

Just after 9 p.m., the 30-year-old Thomas was on the sidewalk in the 10000 block of South Michigan Avenue when someone in a dark-colored car opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Thomas, who lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, was hit in the left eye and was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:10 p.m., authorities said.

No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

60-year-old Jose Correa shot to death in his Little Village garage while preparing to go to wrk

Jose Correa was preparing to leave for work Wednesday morning, but he never made it. His wife found the 60-year-old shot to death in his garage in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A family member found Correa lying unresponsive on the floor of the garage in the 2700 block of South Central Park Avenue at 7:26 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Correa had suffered gunshot wounds to the back, neck and mouth; and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived on the same block.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral for Correa, who had been married for 40 years and was planning to renew his wedding vows in June.

He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He was a hard dedicated worker and was his family’s rock,” a family member said on the GoFundMe page.

This is such a tragedy and we are trying to cope with this great loss and hope that we find justice for Jose and our family. He didn’t deserve to pass this way.”

A murder investigation is under way by Area Central detectives.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Man found shot to death in Altgeld Gardens identified as Michael Lawrence-Harrington

A man found shot to death Monday night in a field in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side has been identified as 27-year-old Michael Lawrence-Harrington.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 8:15 p.m. in the 900 block of East 132nd Street found him lying in a field with gunshot wounds to the chest and torso, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Lawrence-Harrington was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 9:25 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the Chatham neighborhood.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Man shot to death while riding in car in Englewood identified as 24-year-old Donnell Richmond

A man shot to death Tuesday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side has been identified as 24-year-old Donnell Richmond, who lived in the neighborhood.

Richmond was in a vehicle with another person at 6:14 a.m. in the 7300 block of South May when that person fired shots, Chicago Police said.

When officers arrived, they found Richmond lying on the ground nearby, with gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and hand. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:03 a.m., authorities said.

The shooter sped away from the scene in the red vehicle, heading south on May, police said. He was described as a black male with dreadlocks wearing a black hoodie.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire