VIDEO: Family, Rogers Park community remember slain photographer Wil Lewis

Friend: Slain businessman Damion Bryant ‘took care of a lot of people’

Homicide Watch Chicago

Many Austin neighborhood youths considered area business owner Damion Bryant a role model, friends said.

“Everybody looked up to him,” said friend Deangelo Henderson. “All the young guys including myself looked up to him.”

Bryant, 32, was fatally shot in the head during a drive-by shooting outside his home in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street about 8 p.m. July 11, authorities said. Three other people were wounded in the shooting.
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Prosecutors: Deonta Noble accused William Allen of being in a gang before fatal shooting

William Allen / Photo from Facebook

William Allen / Photo from Facebook

Homicide Watch Chicago

Deonta Noble was ordered held without bond Wednesday after prosecutors said he fatally shot William Allen this month in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Allen was talking with a 19-year-old woman and 47-year-old man on a porch near East 80th Street and South Muskegon Avenue when Noble and an acquaintance approached and asked Allen about his gang affiliation about 11:20 p.m., authorities said.

When Noble’s acquaintance accused Allen of being affiliated with the Mafia gang the two opened fire on Allen and the woman, said Assistant State’s Attorney Beth Novy.
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Alvin Ivy, 49, fatally shot on Near West Side

Scene where Alvin Ivy was shot / Photo from NVP News Video
Scene where Alvin Ivy was shot / Photo from NVP News Video

A 49-year-old man was killed in a Tuesday night shooting that also left two teenage boys wounded on the Near West Side.

Alvin Ivy and the teenagers were standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when a male got out of a dark car and opened fire about 10 p.m., authorities said.
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Prosecutors: Rasaan Price, 15, fatally shot Darren Foggey, 16, through bedroom window

Darren Foggey / Photo from Facebook

Darren Foggey / Photo from Facebook

Homicide Watch Chicago

Judge Donald Panarese called 15-year-old Rasaan Price “a danger to society” after prosecutors detailed how he allegedly fatally shot 16-year-old Darren Foggey through a bedroom window.

Foggey was watching television with friends in his bedroom in the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue when Price walked up and fired a single shot into the first floor window about 9:25 p.m. June 23, said Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen Rogers.

Foggey, who was “sitting in the window,” was struck in the neck, Rogers said.

Price ran away after the shooting, but multiple witnesses identified him as the gunman and portions of the attack were captured on surveillance video from a nearby business, Rogers said.
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Comment of the Day: “Crazy how you can go in for disorderly conduct and end up not coming out”

Inmate Tony Purnell, 42, was injured during a June 23 fight at the Cook County Jail and died about a month later. Reader “JRD” posted this about the killing:

Crazy how you can go in for disorderly conduct and end up not coming out. RIP tho

Boy, 15, charged with murder in Chicago Lawn shooting death of 16-year-old Darren Foggey

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Darren Foggey last Wednesday night in the Chicago Lawn community.

Authorities said Foggey was inside a home in the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue when he was shot about 9:25 p.m. June 23.

Foggey, of the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue, was inside a bedroom when a bullet came through the window and struck him in the neck, authorities said. He died at the scene.
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Comment of the Day: “The police need to do their job and find the person who did this to my dear friend”

Demond Parnell, 34, was fatally shot July 21 outside his Edgewater home. Reader “Tiffany” posted this about the killing:

I know for a fact that he was not a gang member! The police need to do their job and find the person who did this to my dear friend! Rip Demond ! Love Always!

VIDEO: One killed, 26 others wounded in weekend shootings

WEEK IN REVIEW: Two teens among five killed throughout Chicago

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Five people were shot throughout Chicago last week, including two teenage boys.

The most recent murder happened about 6 p.m. Friday when 13-year-old Samuel Walker was shot in the 700 block of South California Avenue, authorities said. Six other people were wounded in the shooting, according to police.

Sandra Williams, Samuel’s aunt, said her nephew had just finished summer school and was on his way to buy chips from a convenience store when he was shot.

Samuel was one of 26 people shot over the weekend. He was the only one who died.
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