BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago
Six people were shot to death throughout Chicago last week.
The most recent killing happened when 20-year-old Hezekiah Harper-Bey was shot while inside a vehicle in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street in West Garfield Park about 3 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Harper-Bey, 20, who lived on the block, was shot in the face and died about 30 minutes later at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. Three other men in the car were wounded but survived.
On Friday, 20-year-old Tony McIntosh was outside in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood when someone walked up and shot him in the head about 9:20 p.m., authorities said.
McIntosh, who lived on the block, died less than an hour later at Advocate Trinity Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.
McIntosh was smoking cigarettes on the back porch of his family’s home when a gunman walked up and shot him, his aunt Traci Armstrong said.
“It happened right in front of his mother,” said Armstrong, 44. “It doesn’t seem real. Who does that?”
On Thursday, 25-year-old Raymond Murray was found lying in the street in the 7800 block of South Jeffery Boulevard in the South Shore community with a gunshot wound to his chest about 3:20 a.m., authorities said.
Murray, of the 7600 block of North Jeffery Boulevard, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Tuesday, 16-year-old Camerion Blair was shot in the back and buttocks in the 2600 block of East 73rd Street in the South Shore community about 6:10 p.m., authorities said.
Camerion, of the 7300 block of South Shore Drive, died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Prosecutors claim Robert Smith, 21, of the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue, shot Blair and Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Smith held without bond Saturday.
In the Humboldt Park community, 25-year-old Shandel Adams was shot in the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue early Tuesday, authorities said.
Adams, of the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, died at Mount Sinai Hospital 4:17 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The killings started when 25-year-old Stanley L. Macon Jr. was shot in the 900 block of South Lawndale Avenue in the North Lawndale community just before 11 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
Macon, of the 2700 block of West Washington Boulevard, was shot several times in the head and died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 330 Chicago deaths in 2014 a homicide — including 12 people killed by police.
Chicago Police, which counts murders different by following federal guidelines, have ruled some of those homicides as involuntary manslaughter, justified self-defense or accidents.