Prosecutors: Otis Harriel fatally shot Martavian Emery for directing daughter to home where she was beaten, robbed

Otis Harriel / Photo from Chicago Police
Otis Harriel / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A 47-year-old father fatally shot a man who allegedly directed his daughter to a Back of the Yards home, where she was beaten and robbed at gunpoint in April 2014, prosecutors said.

Martavian Emery and his 20-sister were walking to a restaurant on April 25, 2014, when Otis Harriel‘s daughter asked Emery where she could buy marijuana, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.

Emery directed Harriel’s daughter to a house in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue, where she was pistol whipped and robbed at gunpoint, Karr said.

Early the next day, Harriel confronted Emery for information about the robbery and threatened those responsible, Karr said.
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Bernard Monroe, 60, shot to death in Roseland

A 60-year-old man was shot to death in the Roseland neighborhood Wednesday night.

Police found Bernard Monroe lying on the ground near his home in the 11400 block of South Prairie Avenue about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Derrius Drakes fatally shot in Roseland

Derrius Drakes / Photo from GoFundMe.com

Derrius Drakes / Photo from GoFundMe.com

Derrius Drakes was fatally shot in the Roseland neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Drakes, 23, was standing outside in the 11300 block of South Parnell Avenue when a gunman shot him in the back about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Drakes, of the 200 block of West 112th Street, took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died less than 15 minutes later, authorities said.
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Demarcus Nelson fatally shot in Austin community

Demarcus Nelson was killed in an Austin neighborhood shooting that left two other men wounded Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson, 20, was part of a group sitting inside a vehicle in the 4600 block of West Maypole Avenue when gunfire erupted about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Nelson, of the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue, was shot in the arm, back and neck and died at Mount Sinai Hospital less than an hour later, authorities said.
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Albert Turnage killed in Roger Park shooting

Albert S. Turnage was killed in a Rogers Park neighborhood shooting that left another man critically wounded early Wednesday.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue found two men wounded in an alley about 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “His decision put into play my friend’s death and one of the worst phone calls I’ve ever had to receive at work”

Timothy Jones was convicted Feb. 21 of the murder of Jacqueline Reynolds after a Chicago Police car slammed into her during a high-speed chase Jones initiated following a residential burglary. Reader Dionne Stewart Smith posted this about the killing:

Jackie was a personal freind [sic] of mine..and I couldn’t be happier at the outcome. This young man had a choice to make when he woke up that morning. He could’ve been a productive law abiding citizen or break the law. His decision put into play my friend’s death and one of the worst phone calls I’ve ever had to receive at work.

Family: Drummer Edwin Cook ‘was just so inspired’ by music

Edwin Cook / Submitted photo

Edwin Cook / Submitted photo

BY CHANTELLE NAVARRO
Homicide Watch Chicago

Drummer Edwin Cook wanted to go to college to pursue a career in music, family said.

Ever since he was little, the whole family can remember him getting two sticks and just drumming … on a pot, the floor, your head if he could,” said Cook’s aunt, Johneece Cobb. “He would beat on everything.”

Cook, 19, will never get the chance to pursue a career in music because he was fatally shot Jan. 21 in the 6600 block of South Oakley Avenue in the Chicago Lawn community, authorities said.
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Swan Lockhart fatally shot in West Englewood

Swan Lockhart was fatally shot in the West Englewood neighborhood Sunday night.

Police responding to a call of a person shot in the 2000 block of West 69th Place found 26-year-old Swan Lockhart shot in the hip about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
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WEEK IN REVIEW: Four shot dead throughout Chicago

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Four men were shot to death throughout Chicago last week.

Two of the men were killed over the weekend, when at least eight other people were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent killing happened when office found 26-year-old Swan Lockhart shot in the 2000 block of West 69th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.
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Demarcus Adams killed in Uptown shooting

Demarcus Adams was fatally shot in the Uptown neighborhood Saturday night.

Adams, 28, was standing outside in the 4600 block of North Malden Street when a gunman walked up and shot him in the back and leg about 5:05 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
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