Friend: Slain teen Devonte Carthan ‘wanted to get out of the neighborhood’

Devonte Carthan / Photo from Twitter

Devonte Carthan / Photo from Twitter

BY KALEY FOWLER
Homicide Watch Chicago

High school student Devonte Carthan always “made sure he got his grades right” and hoped to use college as a way out of the Altgeld Gardens community, a friend said.

“He wanted to get out of the neighborhood and experience life on his own,” said friend Amirius Clinton, 19. “He always brought up wanting to leave the neighborhood.”

Carthan, 17, won’t get the chance as he was fatally shot late Aug. 12 while riding a bicycle in the 9200 block of South Dobson Avenue in the Burnside community, according to authorities.

Police said a silver car drove up and somebody inside opened fire. Carthan, of the 13200 block of South Langley Avenue, died at Advocate Trinity Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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Comment of the Day: “It is a [tragedy] that his life was taken from him”

Arnold Dearies, 26, was fatally shot this month in the Englewood neighborhood. Reader “Rose” posted this about him:

Dearies was well loved by everyone I feel he is a fine young man always respectable it is a tradgety [sic] that his life was taken from him I pray for his mother all his family an friends I’m praying for everyone RIP Dearies love you always ROSE

Andre Ford dies in custody awaiting trial for alleged murder of 8-year-old daughter

Andre Ford / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office

Andre Ford / Photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office

BY JORDAN OWEN
Sun-Times Media

A man charged with murder in the 2013 death of his 8-year-old daughter died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at the Cook County Jail complex, authorities said.

Andre Ford had been in custody since Sept. 16, 2013, when he was charged with murder in the death his 8-year-old daughter Gizzell Ford, authorities said.

Gizzell’s grandmother, 51-year-old Helen Ford, was also charged with murder and is being held without bond.

Paramedics found Gizzell’s body — covered with cuts, scratches and bruises — July 12, 2013, at the apartment the three shared in the 5200 block of West Adams Street, authorities said.
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Dorval Jenkins killed in South Deering shooting

Dorval Jenkins was killed in a South Deering area shooting that left two other people wounded Tuesday night.

Jenkins, 19, was standing outside with an 18-year-old man and 17-year-old girl in the 9900 block of South Calhoun Avenue when the gunfire erupted about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.
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Authorities: Elderly couple killed in Bridgeport murder-suicide

Chen Su, 84, shot his elderly wife then turned the gun on himself in what police called a “domestic-related murder-suicide” Tuesday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood, authorities said.

The Su’s daughters discovered the bodies in a bedroom of the elderly couple’s home in the 900 block of West 31st Place about 9 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.
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Joel Wade killed in Auburn Gresham shooting

Joel Wade was killed in an Auburn Gresham shooting that left two other people wounded Monday night.

Wade, 20, was on a sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue with a 26-year-old man and teenage girl when somebody inside a passing dark vehicle opened fire about 10:25 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “You balling in heaven now”

Jabari Scurlock, 16, was fatally shot this month in the West Englewood neighborhood. Reader “adonis” posted this about him:

We miss you snoop g rest easy you balling in heaven now

Seadl Commings fatally shot in East Garfield Park area

Seadl Commings was fatally shot Monday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police found Commings, 27, in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 800 block of South Central Park Avenue about 11:35 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “We went to Simeon together back in the day”

Martrell Ross was fatally shot this month outside a River North nightclub. Reader Dedric Wilson posted this about him:

Dam, that was my homie. We went to simeon together back in the day, smdh… R.I.H. Martrell

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