UPDATE: FBI informant on tape hugging man before shooting him, prosecutors say

Eugene Andrews / Photo from Chicago Police
Eugene Andrews / Photo from Chicago Police

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

An FBI informant was caught on surveillance video shooting a man he embraced just seconds before he opened fire in an East Garfield Park alley over the weekend, Cook County prosecutors said.

Eugene Andrews, a parolee who is a registered confidential FBI informant on drug cases, was identified as the gunman by his handler — a special FBI agent, Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.

Andrews, 37, was caught on tape walking up to Darren Ray on Saturday and giving him a hug in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street, Runk said.
Read more

UPDATE: Justin Hamilton killed fellow gang members Jordan Means, Anthony Bankhead in stolen goods dispute, prosecutors say

Justin Hamilton / Photo from Chicago Police

Justin Hamilton / Photo from Chicago Police

BY SUSAN DU
Homicide Watch Chicago

Justin Hamilton allegedly fatally shot two fellow gang members during an on-going dispute over stolen items, prosecutors said.

Hamilton, 23, is accused of murdering 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead in an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue, authorities said.

Hamilton was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and Judge James Brown ordered him held without bond at a Tuesday court hearing.

Prosecutors said the killings were a result of an argument and fight about stolen items that began Friday between the victims and Hamilton and an uncharged accomplice. The dispute escalated when Means and Bankhead were ordered to leave the home of a fellow gang member, prosecutors said.
Read more

Comment of the Day: “We are all distraught and will always find difficulty with his absence”

Nicholas Ramirez was fatally shot early Saturday in the West Town neighborhood after crashing a vehicle during a chase. “All who knew” posted this about him:

The cops need to investigate quickly. It has been 3 days already and Nicolas Ramirez Jr is innocent. With his beautiful spirit and optimistic way of living, a boy like him would NEVER be involved with such terrible human beings. We are all distraught and will always find difficulty with his absence.

Justin Hamilton charged with murder for shooting deaths of Jordan Means, Anthony Bankhead

Justin Hamilton / Photo from Chicago Police
Justin Hamilton / Photo from Chicago Police

A south suburban Flossmoor man has been charged for allegedly fatally shooting two teens in a South Chicago apartment Saturday morning.

Justin Hamilton, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, police said.

Hamilton is accused of killing 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead.
Read more

Eugene Andrews charged with murder in shooting death of 42-year-old Darren Ray

Eugene Andrews / Photo from Chicago Police

Eugene Andrews / Photo from Chicago Police

Eugene Andrews has been charged for allegedly fatally shooting 42-year-old Darren Ray in an East Garfield Park alley Saturday morning.

Andrews, 37, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder, police said. He was also wanted on a warrant.

Officers found Ray shot multiple times in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Read more

Comment of the Day: “He will truly be missed”

Darren Ray was fatally shot in an East Garfield Park alley Saturday morning. Reader “marcus” posted this about him:

He will truly be missed he was a very good guy rip big bro love marcus cali love

WEEK IN REVIEW: Nine shot dead throughout the city

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Nine people were fatally shot throughout the city last week, and a 10th died from injuries suffered in an earlier shooting.

Eight of the murders happened during an especially violent weekend, which saw at least 37 other people wounded by gunfire.

The most recent murders happened when two men were fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood.
Read more

PHOTO GALLERY: Juan Ocon, Timmy Bermudez fatally shot Easter Sunday in Little Village

PHOTOS BY ALEX WROBLEWSKI

Juan Ocon and Timmy Bermudez were fatally shot Sunday afternoon while riding in an SUV in the Little Village Neighborhood. After the shooting, the Lincoln Navigator with the wounded passengers sped off and eventually stopped at West 24th Street and South Kedzie Avenue.

sawyer3
Read more

Juan Ocon, Timmy Bermudez fatally shot in Little Village

Double murder in Little Village / Photo by Alex Wroblewski
Double murder in Little Village / Photo by Alex Wroblewski

Juan Ocon and Timmy Bermudez were shot dead on a Little Village street on Easter Sunday.

About 1 p.m., an orange Hummer blocked a Lincoln Navigator head-on at the corner of West 28th Street and South Sawyer Avenue, police said at the scene. Two gunmen then exited the Hummer and fired nearly a dozen shots at the Navigator.

A 13-year-old boy who lives nearby said he saw part of the shooting from inside his home. Both gunmen wore white masks and the Hummer fled south, he said.
Read more

Police: Husband and wife — both law enforcement officers — dead in murder-suicide

BY GEORGE SLEFO
Sun-Times Media

A Chicago Police officer and her husband, a Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer, were found dead in their Southwest Side home Sunday in a murder-suicide, authorities said.

The correctional officer apparently shot his wife before shooting himself, said Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cara Smith.

“This is a tremendous tragedy any day – particularly on Easter Sunday,” Smith said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.”
Read more