Tyree Harris killed in Chicago Lawn shooting

Tyree D. Harris was shot to death in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood Friday night.

Harris, 18, was standing outside in the 6800 block of South Western Avenue when a gunman walked up and shot him in the head about 6:15 p.m. Friday, authorites said.
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Anfernee Durant fatally shot in Greater Grand Crossing

Anfernee Durant was fatally shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Friday night.

Durant, 19, was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting in the 7800 block of South Vincennes Avenue about 6:20 p.m., authorities said.
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Prosecutors: Dantis Porter beat 1-year-old Johnny Kimble to death in Englewood

Dantis Porter / Photo from Chicago Police

Dantis Porter / Photo from Chicago Police

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

Dantis Porter brutally beat his girlfriend’s one-year-old son so severely, part of the toddler’s skull broke off in the medical examiner’s hand during the autopsy examination, prosecutors said Friday.

When Johnny Kimble was taken to University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s Hospital on the night of Jan. 6, he had skull fractures, severe brain injury, a lacerated liver, a rib fracture, pulmonary contusions and adrenal hemorrhage, Assistant State’s Attorney Enrique Abraham said.

The 17-month-old boy also had multiple burns on his body, authorities said.
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Darriel Woods, 40, killed in Back of the Yards shooting

Darriel Woods was killed in a Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting that left another man wounded Wednesday night.

Woods, 40, was in the 5000 block of South Racine Avenue when a gunman exited a vehicle and opened fire about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “He was a good man he was a good husband to his [wife]”

Randy James, 39, was fatally shot Jan. 3 in the Austin community. Reader “angelique” posted this about him:

I knew this man he was a good man he was a good husband to his wifey i really hate that this happen to james my prayer goes out to his family u will b never forgotten

Christopher Garcia charged with murder in South Shore shooting of Derrick McIntyre

Christopher Garcia / Photo from Chicago Police
Christopher Garcia / Photo from Chicago Police

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

A 26-year-old felon charged in the murder of a rival allegedly admitted to police that he came to victim’s South Side apartment armed with a weapon to help get back items he said the man ripped off from his friend.

Christopher Garcia and others confronted Derrick McIntyre after McIntyre came back to his apartment in the 7800 block of South Coles Avenue following a food run at a corner store Tuesday morning, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said.
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Edwin Cook killed in Chicago Lawn shooting

Edwin Cook was fatally shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Cook, 19, was standing on a sidewalk in the 6600 block of South Oakley Avenue when a black vehicle pulled up and a gunman exited and opened fire about 9 a.m., authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “[He was] always willing to help and had such a sweet soul”

Tow-truck driver Reginald Jones, 33, was fatally shot Dec. 31 at a South Side tire shop. Reader “Revoln A” posted this about him:

r.i.p to my friend of over 20+ years always willing to help and had such a sweet soul truly a wonderful man and good friend to alot
reggie a.k.a Taco u will truly be missed and love

Heath Huntspon fatally shot in New City

Heath Huntspon was shot to death in the New City community early Wednesday.

Four males approached a home in the 5300 block of South May Street and knocked on the door about 12:15 a.m., police said.

When Huntspon, 25, came onto the porch, one of the males shot him twice in the chest, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “Good for the person that did the right thing and turned them in”

David Drayton was fatally shot Dec. 26 in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Marcae Rogers and Terrell Monroe were each charged with murder after a civilian identified them as the shooters. Reader “SSSLOVELIVE” posted this about the crime:

Good for the person that did the right thing and turned them in. RIP to the young man that lost his life