Teen boy charged in North Lawndale shooting death of Charles Labon

Charles Labon / Photo from Facebook

Charles Labon / Photo from Facebook

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the North Lawndale shooting death of Charles Labon last month.

Labon, 28, was walking in the 4100 block of West 16th Street when a gray minivan pulled up and somebody inside opened fire about 1:50 p.m. Sept. 14, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “I really miss you cousin…”

Jaynisha Scheffer was fatally shot in July in the Chicago Lawn community. Reader “Unique Williams” posted this about her:

I really miss you cousin i swear i do i can’t wait till meet you again #CousinUnique
Ball Up I Love && Miss Yhu

Kevin Roberson dies from May shooting in Chicago Lawn

Kevin Roberson has died from injuries he sustained after being shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood in May.

Roberson, 21, was shot in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue about 4:15 p.m. May 17 and took himself to Holy Cross Hospital, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “Whatever his story was, he was still someone’s child, brother, cousin, father”

Police found the body of a homeless man inside a Northwest Side garbage bin Oct. 14. He was later identified as 45-year-old Joseph Kamen. Reader “Anonymous” posted this about the killing:

The police said they are certain he was a homeless man. But whatever his story was, he was still someone’s child, brother, cousin, father(?).
Very sad. I hope they can identify him.

Prosecutors: Aaron Smith beat Anthony Morris to death for stealing drugs

Aaron Smith / Photo from Chicago Police
Aaron Smith / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Aaron Smith was ordered held on $1 million bond Tuesday after prosecutors claimed he beat Anthony Morris to death in the Park Manor neighborhood in March.

On March 26, Morris met Smith to buy marijuana in the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue, but instead Morris decided to steal “a large quantity of marijuana,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen Rogers.
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Comment of the Day: “To move into a new area and someone gun you down isn’t [fair]”

Travis Wright was fatally shot early Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood. Reader Kisha Jones posted this about him:

My little brother didn’t deserve this. He had a great future playing football ahead of him. To move into a new area and someone gun you down isn’t far. May he rest in peace

WEEK IN REVIEW: Six killed in Chicago violence

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Four people were shot to death, one man was fatally stabbed and another was beaten and strangled last week in Chicago.

Three of the six murder victims were fatally shot over the weekend, when at least 19 other people were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent killing happened when 18-year-old Alexandra Burgos was shot in the head while sitting in an apartment in the 5300 block of West Oakdale Avenue when gunfire erupted outside about 12:35 a.m., authorities said.
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Prosecutors: Erika Jett fatally stabbed Rodney Wilson during domestic fight in Austin area

Erika Jett / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office
Erika Jett / Photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office

BY BRIAN SLODYSKO
Chicago Sun-Times

Erika Jett was ordered held on $500,000 bond Sunday after prosecutors claimed she fatally stabbed her boyfriend during a Thursday night fight in the Austin neighborhood.

Jett, 29, and her 30-year-old boyfriend, Rodney Wilson, got in a heated argument on Thursday night at their home in the 5100 block of West Fulton Street, said Assistant State’s Attorney Andres Almendarez.
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Alexandra Burgos killed in Belmont Craign shooting

Alexandra Burgos was fatally shot in a Belmont Cragin apartment early Sunday.

Burgos, 18, was sitting in the apartment in the 5300 block of West Oakdale Avenue when shots were fired outside about 12:35 a.m., authorities said.
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Genorel Martin fatally shot in West Englewood

Genorel Martin was fatally shot in the West Englewood neighborhood early Saturday.

Martin, 24, was opening the door to his apartment building in the 6700 block of South Throop Street when a gunman approached about 1 a.m. and shot him near the vestibule, authorities said.
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