Family: Slain teen Michael Bloodson enjoyed arts, technology

BY EMILY BROSIOUS
Homicide Watch Chicago

Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy student Michael Faheem Bloodson recently developed a passion for glassblowing.

Bloodson, 17, was shot in head in the 3900 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood about 3 p.m. Sept. 13, authorities said. He died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County less than an hour later.

“It hurts so much because he had his whole future ahead of him,” said his grandmother, Debra Bloodson. “So many things we could have done. I looked forward to my grandson being something very special, because whatever he did, he would do it very well.”

At Bloodson’s funeral, one of his teachers brought his grandmother the glasswork he made for her in class.
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Juan Ramos pleads guilty to helping hide the body of stabbing victim Burnadine Kinsey

Burnadine Kinsey

Burnadine Kinsey

BY LEEANN SHELTON
Sun-Times Media

A man was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Tuesday after he admitted to helping his friend hide the body of 49-year-old Burnadine Kinsey in a West Side apartment in 2013.

Juan Ramos, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of concealing a homicidal death and Judge Thomas Gainer Jr. sentenced him to 42 months in prison, according to court records.

Authorities said Benjamin Esquivel had sex with Kinsey then stabbed her to death after a fight, wrapped her in a sheet and hid her in his closet in the 4400 block of West Wilcox Street in August 2013.
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Comment of the Day: “I’m praying for the family and hope they get some closure”

Jataris Arnold was fatally shot Nov. 13 in the Englewood neighborhood. Reader “jaz j” posted this about him:

R.I.p jataris haven’t seen u since u was around 5 smh wow I’m praying for the family and hope they get some closure another one gone too soon:(

Krystal Jackson killed in West Englewood shooting

A 25-year-old woman was killed in a West Englewood shooting that left two other people injured Wednesday night.

Krystal T. Jackson was inside a vehicle with a 21-year-old woman and 27-year-old man when a gunman walked up and opened fire in the 6800 block of South Loomis Boulevard about 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Tyris Ferguson fatally shot in Humboldt Park

Tyris T. Ferguson was killed in a Humboldt Park shooting that left three other people wounded Wednesday afternoon.

The men were inside a vehicle in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue when somebody inside a passing van opened fire about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “Larry you will be missed and always loved by those close to you”

Larry Thomas, 31, was fatally shot Monday night in the Englewood neighborhood. Reader Lacey Oso Boyd posted this about the killing:

This was one of my childhood friends of 20 years. This s#@$ breaks me down to see ppl don’t over some senseless b.s. LARRY you will be missed and always loved by those close to you Bruh… my heart goes out to all of the family.

Derick Coopwood killed in Humboldt Park shooting

Derick Coopwood / Photo from Chicago Police

Derick Coopwood / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A purported West Side gang member awaiting trial on drug charges stemming from a high-profile 2012 bust was found shot to death early Tuesday in the Humboldt Park community.

Police found 21-year-old Derick D. Coopwood shot multiple times in the 700 block of North Spaulding Avenue about 7:05 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Coopwood, of the 700 block of North Christiana Avenue, died at Mount Sinai Hospital about two hours later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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Robert Leverett fatally shot in Englewood

Robert Leverett was shot and killed Monday night in the Englewood neighborhood.

Leverett, 30, was shot in the head in the 7200 block of South Carpenter Street about 7 p.m., authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “If anyone has any information regarding this shooting we the family need you to come forward”

Dalon Marquis Mobley was fatally shot in the West Pullman neighborhood Sunday evening. Tamyia Mobley posted this about the killing:

If anyone has any information regarding this shooting we the family need you to come forward. So far all we know is he wasn’t the intended target, just walking home when he was shot just doors away.

Jataris Arnold shot to death on Englewood Safe Passage Route

Jataris Arnold was found fatally shot last Thursday inside a car parked along a Safe Passage Route in Englewood.

Police found Arnold, 20, shot multiple times inside the car in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue about 2 p.m., authorities said.
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