An 18-year-old man has been charged with the fatal shooting of Joshua Rayborn, a father of two and rising hip-hop star, killed outside his home in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.
Emilio Chavez | Chicago Police
Emilio Chavez, 18, is charged with first-degree murder for the Sept. 18 slaying of 28-year-old Rayborn, who performed under the moniker Rate YK, according to authorities.
Rayborn was standing on the sidewalk in front of his apartment in the 2900 block of South Arch Street at 11:34 p.m. that night, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Shots were fired and Rayborn was struck in the chest, authorities said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more
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Simone ‘Coco’ Mckay | Facebook
Simone D. McKay, a young mother of two, was found shot to death early Sunday on the front porch of her home in the Rosemoor neighborhood, just blocks away from Chicago State University, where she was a student.
Officers responded to a call of a person shot shortly after midnight and found the 26-year-old unresponsive on the porch of her home in the 9600 block of South Forest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
She had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:13 a.m., authorities said.
Her neighbors described hearing a single loud shot. Some thought it could be thunder or a lightning strike, but soon after, the block was filled with police vehicles and investigators began knocking on doors.
One man, who watched the scene from his porch, said he couldn’t believe that the victim was the “clean cut, put together woman” he frequently saw coming and going. Read more
Cynthia Trevillion | Chicago Waldorf School Community
Shocked by the death of Cynthia Trevillion, a longtime Chicago teacher who was killed by a stray bullet Friday night in Rogers Park, her North Side community is looking to honor her memory.
The 64-year-old Trevillion was walking with her husband to meet friends for dinner. They were only about four blocks from home when they were caught in gang crossfire about 6:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of North Glenwood, authorities said.
Someone in a dark-colored SUV opened fire on two juveniles standing on the street near the CTA’s Morse Red Line station, according to Chicago Police.
Trevillion was struck in the neck and head, and died after being taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Trevillion worked as a middle school math teacher at Chicago Waldorf School, where she was a member of the faculty for more than 30 years, Administrative Director Luke Goodwin said. Read more
Romaine Elkins’ last words to his cousin and best friend, Lawante Montgomery, were, “I love you,” not long before he was shot and killed on the evening of June 9 in the Austin neighborhood.
Elkins, 18, was standing in 1500 block of North Linder when he was fatally shot, according to Chicago Police.
Before moving to the west suburban Naperville, Elkins was a Chicago resident. He attended Chicago Jesuit Academy, where he played cymbals and bass drum under the direction of Isaiah Spencer.
Spencer has taught percussion for 20 years and currently teaches at New Trier High School in Winnetka. He taught Elkins at CJA from about 2011 to 2013. According to Spencer, Elkins was always the comedian and leader in the drumline.
Elkins “proclaimed” to his classmates that he was the funny guy, according to Spencer, who called him a genuinely nice guy whom younger students and his two younger brothers looked up to as a role model. Read more
A person riding a bicycle and carrying a rifle fatally shot Lydell Wilson Thursday morning about a block from his home in the West Side North Lawndale neighborhood.
The 32-year-old Wilson, known as “BooBay,” was sitting in a van just after 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Troy when a bicyclist rode up, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The bike rider the pulled a rifle out of a backpack and opened fire, striking Wilson several times.
He was hit multiple times in the chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 10:29 a.m., authorities said.
Elizabeth Kennedy was killed and two men were wounded in a stabbing attack Saturday night in the Marquette Park neighborhood, an incident police called a “domestic altercation” on the block where she lived.
The 36-year-old Kennedy was stabbed in the chest at 5:42 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Marquette, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m., authorities said.
Kennedy lived on the same block, a generally quiet area on the Southwest Side. A source said Kennedy may have been trying to break up the altercation when she was stabbed.
A 34-year-old man was stabbed in the arm and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said. Another man, 75, also suffered a stab wound to the arm, but declined to be taken to a hospital.
Police said charges are pending against a “male offender,” who ran away after the fight but was taken into custody a short time later.
Area Central detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.
Edward Duling was found shot to death late Wednesday in a parking lot on the block where he lived in the South Shore neighborhood.
Officers responded at 11:15 p.m. to a call of a person shot and found the 29-year-old lying in a parking lot in the 7800 block of South Cornell, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Duling had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He lived on the same block.
Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.
At least 16 people were killed during the week of October 9-15 in Chicago, including two school employees who died in separate incidents in the Far South Side Rosemoor and Far North Side Rogers Park neighborhoods.
Soimone ‘CoCo’ Mckay | Facebook
Simone D. McKay, 26, was shot to death early Sunday morning on her porch in the 9600 block of South Forest in the Rosemoor neighborhood, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m., authorities said.
McKay was a part-time employee of the CPS Office of Early Education and was a senior biology major at Chicago State University. She was also a single mother of two young children.
Another shooting victim, Cynthia Trevillion, 64, was caught in gang crossfire in the 6900 block of North Glenwood in the Rogers Park neighborhood at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
Cynthia Trevillion | Chicago Waldorf School Community
Trevellion and her husband were walking to meet friends for dinner when she was struck in the head and neck. She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she died at 7:18 p.m.
Tevellion was a math teacher at the Chicago Waldorf School, where she had taught for the last 14 years.
Other homicides last week included:
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. Reno D. Wooldridge suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and arm at 12:33 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Justine, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Wooldridge was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died half an hour later. He lived on same block as the shooting.
Terrence Lipsey was fatally shot Monday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
The 19-year-old Lipsey was standing on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Mason when another male walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Lipsey was struck in the head, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.
He lived about a block away from where he was shot.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Justin Gilbert and Trevail ‘Trey’ Ridgell were shot to death Saturday night when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire on their van, which was parked in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
The 17-year-old Ridgell and 19-year-old Gilbert were sitting in the parked van about 10:25 p.m. in the 8900 block of South Union, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examioner’s office.
Someone fired shots at them from a passing gray sedan and both were struck multiple times. They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Both victims lived about a block away from the scene of the shooting.
Ridgell was a popular student at Phillips High School, where he performed with the drum line and was known for his sense of humor, friends said.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire
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