Angelo Bennett / Photo from Cook County sheriff’s office
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Angelo Bennett said all he’s ever wanted to do since he was charged with murdering a gentlemen’s club manager was apologize to the slain man’s family.
He got his chance on Wednesday.
“I pray for your forgiveness,” Angelo Bennett said, looking toward Charles E. Jones’ friends and relatives. “Sincerely from the depths of my being, I am sorry.”
Before Bennett was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing Jones and wounding Jones’ fiancee, Jones’ cousin read a victim-impact statement written by Jones’ mother.
In the statement, Jones was described as a “gentle giant” and caring “mama’s boy” who respected women while Bennett was characterized as “deceitful,” a “menace” and “bad seed.”
Jones’ fiancee Kathy Bias said since the incident May 26, 2013, she can’t close her eyes without seeing Bennett chase and try to kill her as he did after a traffic dispute on Goose Island.
Felix Diaz was fatally shot in the Irving Park community Monday afternoon.
Diaz, 29, was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 4100 block of North Hamlin Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and a gunman exited and opened fire about 2:30 p.m., authorities said.
Ronnie Shaw Jr. was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood Monday night.
Shaw, 17, was walking in the 4900 block of West Erie Street when he was confronted by a male with a gun about 7:50 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
The gunman opened fire and shot Shaw in the back and leg as he tried to run away, authorities said.
Xavier Shannon was killed in a South Shore shooting that left another man wounded early Sunday.
Shannon, 32, was standing on a sidewalk in the 7900 block of South East End Avenue when gunfire erupted about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
Theo Hike, 23, was fatally shot May 10 in the Greater Grand Crossing community. Reader Quentin Jones posted this about him:
Theo Hike was a genuine fella great father, good friend, the best son & brother. May he rest in peace
A south suburban man was fatally shot on the Near West Side early Saturday.
Police found 20-year-old Darius Lee shot multiple times in the 1000 block of West 14th Place about 2:10 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Robert Richmond was fatally shot Monday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood just blocks from Chicago Police Headquarters.
Richmond, 19, was in a vehicle in the 0-100 block of East 36th Place when a gunman in a passing vehicle opened fire about 5:25 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
A 15-year-old boy was killed in a Sunday night shooting in the Bronzeville neighborhood that left another teen wounded.
The boys were outside in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when a gunman opened fire from a passing car, authorities said.
Emergency crews found 15-year-od Raheem Dameron shot in the back in a nearby alley, authorities said.
LaSean Barnes was fatally shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
Barnes, 38, was in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue when someone fired shots from a passing conversion van about 3:20 p.m., authorities said.
Deja Atwood was killed and two men were wounded when gunfire erupted at a West Englewood party early Sunday.
Police said four people were denied entry to a party in the 6100 block of South Honore Street about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. The group responded by surrounding the party and opening fire — striking three people outside, police said.