Kenneth Jackson charged in shooting death of Simeon football player Michael Flournoy

Kenneth Jackson / Photo from Chicago Police
Kenneth Jackson / Photo from Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times

A man has been charged with the shooting death of a Simeon Career Academy sophomore and football player who was gunned down two miles from his Chatham home in April.

Kenneth K. Jackson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder, murder, and mob action, all felonies, in connection with the death of 16-year-old Michael Flournoy III, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Flournoy, who lived in the 8000 block of South Evans Avenue, was shot just before 8 p.m. April 5 in the 1000 block of East 93rd Street and died at the scene, officials said.
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Mayor Emanuel visits slain girl’s mom for a second time Tuesday night

Scene where Shamiya Adams was fatally shot / Photo by Alex Wroblewski
Scene where Shamiya Adams was killed / Photo by Alex Wroblewski

Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited with Shaneetha Goodloe, the mother of murdered 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, for a second time Tuesday evening as police continued to investigate the high-profile shooting.

The mayor “wanted to go check in on her and to again let her know the entire city is thinking of them,” said Kelley Quinn, Emanuel’s spokeswoman.
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Sam Aguilar shot dead in Chicago Lawn community

Sam Aguilar was fatally shot Tuesday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

Aguilar, 33, was on a sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Francisco Avenue when an SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire about 2 a.m., authorities said.
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Demond Parnell killed in Edgewater shooting

Demond Parnell was killed in a Monday night shooting outside his Edgewater neighborhood home.

Parnell, 34, was walking in the 5200 block of North Kenmore Avenue when someone walked up, started a conversation then shot him once in the chest about 10 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “I hope you get the pass to heaven for laying down your life for your mom”

Adarrius Thompson was fatally stabbed during a domestic dispute that also left his 50-year-old mother seriously injured. Reader “warrmack” posted this about the attack:

No more nobel [sic] way to go out than protecting your mom. RIP I hope you get the pass to heaven for laying down your life for your Mom.

Michael Wade charged with murder in Englewood shooting death of Malcolm Stuckey

Michael Wade / Photo from Chicago Police
Michael Wade / Photo from Chicago Police

Michael Wade was denied bond Tuesday for allegedly fatally shooting Malcolm Stuckey and wounding two other men during an Englewood birthday party in May.

Wade, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for the May 29 shooting in the 5700 block of South LaSalle Street, authorities said.

Wade and another man left the party in a gray vehicle, but returned about 45 minutes later and parked in an alley near the home, prosecutors said. The men allegedly got out of the car with loaded guns and headed to the front of the residence.
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Comment of the Day: “I don’t know how I ever would have been able to make it without knowing who was responsible for this”

Prosecutors said Martel Halbert fatally shot Terrance McNeal as he rode his motorcycle May 4 in the Austin neighborhood. Reader “Ke Ke MissingmyhubbyBobbyord M” posted this about the charges:

So grateful that the CPD put the needed time and effort into finding my fiancé as well as my daughter’s father killer. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH and I don’t know how I ever would have been able to make it without knowing who was responsible for this. THANK YOU

Cousin: ‘I’ll miss how she used to dance and sing’

Shaneetha Goodloe (right) weeps at a Sunday vigil for her daughter Shamiya Adams / Photo by Mitch Dudek
Shamiya Adams’ mother Shaneetha Goodloe (right) weeps at a vigil

Chicago Sun-Times

On Sunday afternoon, mourners called on God, the mayor, absentee parents and police to help stop gun violence two days after a stray bullet entered a West Side home where 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was attending a slumber party. She was shot in the head and died.

The girl’s mother, Shaneetha Goodloe, wept as family members held her at a vigil steps away from where her daughter was shot Friday night on the 3900 block of West Gladys in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Shamiya’s twin brother stayed close to family members at the service. The boy’s aunt, Renee Williams, said he’s devastated. “We’re going to have to wrap our arms around each other and draw strength from each other,” she said.
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Richard Velasquez shot dead in Brighton Park tavern

Scene where Richard Velasquez was fatally shot / Photo by Reema Amin
Scene where Richard Velasquez was shot / Photo by Reema Amin

Richard Velasquez was killed in a Brighton Park neighborhood shooting that left another man wounded early Sunday.

Velasquez, 24, was inside a bar in the 4400 block of South Kedzie Avenue when a man walked in and opened fire about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
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