Prosecutors: Elderly woman who killed her husband, Booker T. Parrow, had extra ammo in her walker

By RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

After a 74-year-old South Side woman, who uses a walker, shot her 68-year-old husband Booker T. Parrow, she asked for an ambulance, prosecutors allege.

For herself, not him.

She said she felt sick after shooting someone, prosecutors said.

When police arrested Sharnett Perkins-Parrow in connection with her husband’s shooting, she allegedly told them, “Yeah, that’s my gun. It was my daddy’s.”

Investigators found even more incriminating evidence in a basket attached under the seat of Perkins-Parrow’s walker—two more rounds of .38-caliber ammo, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Guy Lisuzzo said at a bond hearing Wednesday.
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Bernadette Glomski strangled by friend, who took her Link card and left her body covered on couch, prosecutors say

By RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

John Skyblue Antone | Chicago Police

John Skyblue Antone | Chicago Police


Prosecutors say an Arizona man strangled his friend Bernadette Glomski with two electrical cords in her Logan Square apartment in 2015, then used her Link card hours later.

John Skyblue Antone had left Glomski on the couch with her jacket covering her neck after the April 2015 murder in the 2500 block of West Moffat, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Becky Walters said in court Tuesday.

When her friends came in the next day, they thought the 58-year-old was sleeping and left her there, Walters said.

One of those friends had been with Antone and Glomski in the basement apartment on April 13, 2015.

The next day, one of the friends came back and found Glomski in the same position, Walters said.

This time, the friend went closer and realized Glomski was dead. The friend called 911.
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Christopher Hibbler killed, second man wounded in South Shore shooting

Christopher Hibbler was killed and another man wounded in a South Shore neighborhood shooting Tuesday afternoon.

It happened about 3:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Phillips, according to Chicago Police.

Hibbler, 42, of the 8200 block of South Saginaw, was shot repeatedly in the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:40 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the back, and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A prayer vigil for Hibbler will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the scene of the shooting.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Tykina Ali fatally shot while riding in vehicle in Little Village

Tykina Ali was shot in a vehicle in the Little Village neighborhood Tuesday evening and died after being brought to a west suburban hospital, police said.

Ali, 20, was brought to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where she was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived in the 1600 block of West Ogden.

Police said she had been a passenger in a vehicle in the 2600 block of South Kedzie when someone in another vehicle nearby fired shots, striking her in the head, police said.

No one was in custody in connection with the shooting early Wednesday as Area Central detectives investigate. It was not known if she was the intended target.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

WEEK IN REVIEW: At least 18 people killed in violence, including 2-day-old baby, 14-year-old boy

By JEFF MAYES
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Sun-Times file photo

Sun-Times file photo


At least 18 victims of violence died in Chicago last week, including a newborn who died two days after an emergency delivery necessitated by his mother being shot in the chest by her brother, according to police.

The week’s death toll brings the city’s 2016 homicide total to 460 in less than eight months, according to Sun-Times Wire statistics. Last year fewer than 500 were killed for the entire year.

The newborn baby boy died Tuesday, just two days after being delivered by emergency cesarean section after a man shot the pregnant mother in the chest, according to Chicago Police. William E. Welch, 38, faces first-degree murder charges for the Sunday shooting near his home in the 1600 block of South Springfield.

Police said an argument started about 10:45 a.m. and Welch shot his 35-year-old sister in the chest. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, and her baby was delivered prematurely, police said.

The child, identified as Baby Boy Welch, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday of complications of extreme prematurity and emergency cesarean section delivery due to the mother’s gunshot wound, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The death was ruled a homicide. The woman remains hospitalized.

  • The week’s final homicide was a southwest suburban man who was shot to death inside a Gage Park neighborhood home Sunday afternoon. Daniel Delgado was in a hallway of the home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding about 4:30 p.m. when someone walked up and shot him, according to authorities.
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68-year-old Booker Parrow fatally shot during struggle with woman in Douglas home

Sixty-eight-year-old Booker T. Parrow was fatally shot Monday morning during a domestic dispute with a woman in the South Side Douglas neighborhood.

Parrow was involved in an argument with a 74-year-old woman in the 2600 block of South Indiana when he pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued at 10:06 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

During the struggle, the gun went off and Parrow was shot in the head, police said.

Parrow, who lived on the same block, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:25 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

As of early Tuesday, the woman was being questioned by Area Central detectives.

—Chicago SUn-Times Wire

66-year-old John Alexander stabbed to death inside his Logan Square home

Sixty-six-year-old John Alexander was stabbed to death inside his Logan Square neighborhood home on Saturday evening.

Alexander was inside his home in the 2500 block of West Moffat about 10:30 p.m. when a male suspect came inside and stabbed him multiple times, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The suspect then ran away.

Alexander was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Witnesses not helping police after Daniel Delgado of Romeoville shot to death in Gage Park home

Daniel Delgado of southwest suburban Romeoville was shot to death inside a Gage Park neighborhood home Sunday afternoon on the Southwest Side.

Delgado, 33, was in a hallway of the home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding about 4:30 p.m. when someone walked up and shot him, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Delgado, of the 300 block of Heritage Parkway in Romeoville, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the left thigh and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police said witnesses were being uncooperative with the investigation.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

With his girlfriend looking on, Darius Brownlee was fatally shot during an argument at a party in Marquette Park

By DANIEL BROWN
Chicago Sun-Times

Police investigate a homicide early Sunday in Marquette Park. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Police investigate a homicide early Sunday in Marquette Park. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times


Darius Brownlee was shot to death Sunday morning at a party in the Marquette Park neighborhood because, his girlfriend said, he didn’t have any marijuana to sell.

The 25-year-old got into an argument with another male at 2:49 a.m. at a house party in the 7000 block of South Artesian, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Shots rang out, and Brownlee was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the front lawn of the residence.

Brownlee, who lived in the 7900 block of South Throop, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3 a.m., authorities said. An autopsy found he died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

The crime scene on South Artesian was taped off between West 70th and West 71st. The victim’s body could be seen near the front steps of one of the residences on the west side of Artesian.
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Kendrick Thorton of Bellwood fatally shot on sidewalk in West Garfield Park

Kendrick Thorton of west suburban Bellwood was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

Two other people walked up to the 22-year-old about 4:15 p.m. on a sidewalk near West End and Keystone avenues. At least one of them opened fire, striking him in the chest and abdomen, Chicago Police said.

Thorton was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:50 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 1000 block of 24th Avenue in Bellwood.

An autopsy Monday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire