Inmate Jason Robles charged with murder in jail beating death of Tony Purnell

Jason Robles / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office
Jason Robles / Photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office

A Cook County Jail inmate has been charged with murder in the July death of fellow inmate Tony Purnell.

Sheriff’s officers identified 23-year-old Jason Robles as the inmate who got into a fight with Purnell, 42, on June 23, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari.
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James Ivory charged with murder in Englewood shooting death of Arthur Shanklin

James Ivory / Photo from Chicago Police
James Ivory / Photo from Chicago Police

James Ivory has been charged with murder in the Englewood shooting death of Arthur Shanklin.

Ivory, 31, is accused of shooting Shanklin, 32, in the chest and neck in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue about 1:20 a.m. Aug. 26, authorities said.

Witnesses told investigators they heard arguing before shots were fired, police said.
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Charles Wright, 39, killed in Back of the Yards shooting

Charles Wright was killed in a Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting late Friday.

Wright, 39, was shot in the abdomen in the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
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Denzell Franklin fatally shot in Austin community

Denzell Franklin was killed in an Austin neighborhood shooting that left another man wounded Friday night.

Two men were standing in a yard in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place when multiple people opened fire from a sidewalk about 10 p.m. Friday, police said.
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Tepete Davis, 42, shot dead during attempted robbery in Auburn Gresham

Scene where Tepete Davis was shot / NVP
Scene where Tepete Davis was shot / NVP

A 42-year-old man was fatally shot during an attempted robbery that prompted police to shoot one of the suspects late Thursday in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Police on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street saw two robbers approach
Tepete Davis and his acquaintance in an alley about 11:55 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
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Teen charged with murder in West Englewood shooting death of Stanley Bobo

Stanley Bobo / Photo from Twitter

Stanley Bobo / Photo from Twitter

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the Thursday night shooting of Stanley Bobo in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Bobo, 18, was standing by his car in the 1400 block of West 72nd Street when a van drove past and somebody inside opened fire about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Bobo, who lived on the block, was shot in the abdomen area and died about two hours later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, authorities said.
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Reginald Boston stabbed to death on South Side

Reginald Boston was stabbed to death Thursday evening in what police called a domestic incident on the South Side.

Police said the 44-year-old was stabbed in the chest at a home in the 300 block of East 48th Street about 6 p.m. However, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said the stabbing happened in the 5500 block of South King Drive.
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Stanley Bobo killed in West Englewood shooting

Stanley Bobo was killed in a West Englewood shooting that left another man wounded Thursday night.

The pair were wounded in a possible drive-by shooting in the 1400 block of West 72nd Street about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
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Comment of the Day: “He was only expecting to open his door and be at home, but instead someone was plotting against him”

Genorel Martin, 24, was fatally shot Oct. 18 as he attempted to enter his West Englewood apartment building. Reader “Greg” posted this about the killing:

Poor fella, it’s sad because he was only expecting to open his door and be at home, but instead someone was plotting against him, but the one that is doing the plotting will have his day. (Psalms 37:12,13)

UPDATE: Andre Miller held without bond in North Lawndale shooting death of Charles Labon

Charles Labon / Photo from Facebook

Charles Labon / Photo from Facebook

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Andre Miller was ordered held without bond Thursday after prosecutors claim he fatally shot Charles Labon during a drug deal last month in the North Lawndale community.

Labon was part of a group standing on a corner in the 4100 block of West 16th Street when Miller approached to buy cannabis from a member of the group about 1:45 p.m. Sept. 14, said Assistant State’s Attorney Alexandra Molesky.

The drug dealer turned around to get the cannabis from his car and Miller, 17, pulled his hands out of his pockets and fired several shots at Labon, Molesky said.
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