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. Read more
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. Read more
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. THANKYOUGUYSSOMUCH and I don’t know how I ever would have been able to make it without knowing who was responsible for this. THANKYOU
Shamiya Adams’ mother Shaneetha Goodloe (right) weeps at a vigil
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. Read more
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. Read more
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