19-year-old Devonta Brownlee shot to death by people in other vehicles while driving in Fernwood on Sunday

Devonta Brownlee was driving Sunday afternoon in the Far South Side Fernwood neighborhood when two vehicles started to follow him. When people in those other vehicles started shooting, the 19-year-old suffered a fatal wound to the neck.

It was just after 2 p.m. when Brownlee was driving in the 10600 block of South Parnell Avenue, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Two vehicles began following and people inside those vehicles began shooting at him.

After being struck in the neck, Brownlee crashed into multiple parked vehicles before coming to a stop, authorities said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:58 p.m.

He lived in the West Pullman neighborhood.

The other vehicles sped away after the shooting, and no one was in custody.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Witnesses hear gunshots, find Warren Delton with fatal gunshot wounds in West Woodlawn

After hearing gunshots Sunday afternoon in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, witnesses went to check and found Warren Delton lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds.

Just minutes later, he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police they heard gunshots about 12:13 p.m., and found the 44-year-old Delton lying on the sidewalk in the 6100 block of South Eberhart, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Delton, whose home address was unknown, had been shot multiple times in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:28 p.m., authorities said.

No one was in custody as of Monday morning.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Social media argument turns deadly when cop’s daughter Tatyanna Lewis rammed into tree and run over with SUV

By TOM SCHUBA and MATTHEW HENDRICKSON
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Tatyanna Lewis | Facebook

Tatyanna Lewis | Facebook


What started with an argument on social media ended with 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis, the daughter of a Chicago Police officer, fatally rammed by an SUV, and a 24-year-old woman charged with her murder.

Chynna Stapleton was charged Sunday first-degree murder for allegedly using an SUV to ram Lewis into a tree and run her over multiple times Friday night in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Lewis, known to friends as “Tata,” was killed following an argument just after 11 p.m. in the 11400 block of South May, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Lewis was the daughter of a Chicago cop, police confirmed Sunday night.

Friends on Facebook posted that Stapleton was the ex-girlfriend of Lewis’ boyfriend, and the argument was over the man. About two hours before the incident, Lewis posted to Facebook: “His bm say she pulling up im on the block right nowwww please don’t send me off 😂💯.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay funeral expenses for Lewis, a nursing student.

Following the argument, Stapleton got into a Jeep Liberty, accelerated and drove up onto the sidewalk, crushing Lewis against a tree, community activist Andrew Holmes said. Holmes, who said he was working with Lewis’ family, said Stapleton then backed up the SUV and ran over Lewis at least two more times.
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41-year-old Jerry Austin fatally shot in Fernwood drive-by

Jerry William Ausin was slain in a Fernwood neighborhood drive-by shooting late Thursday on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police.

About 11:45 p.m., the 41-year-old Austin was standing on the sidewalk in the 10100 block of South LaSalle when someone in a vehicle shot him in the chest and hand, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later at 1:57 a.m. Friday, police said.

Austin lived in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood.

No one was in custody as of early Monday.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Zieyeal Easterling, who recorded music as Uptown Luckie, found shot to death in vehicle in East Garfield Park

Zieyeal Easterling, an aspiring rapper who recorded songs as Uptown Luckie, was fatally shot early Friday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, according to authorities.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired at 2:52 a.m. in the 100 block of North California found a car riddled with bullets and the 32-year-old Easterling slumped inside in the 100 block of North California, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Easterling, who lived in the West Ridge neighborhood, had suffered three gunshot wounds to the head, and more to the back. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Easterling had recorded songs under a couple of different names, including Uptown Luckie, Luckie Luciano and Luckie Jones.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

29-year-old Terrance Bingham fatally show a block from his home in Austin

Terrance Bingham was shot to death Thursday afternoon just a block from his home in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

About 5:20 p.m., the 29-year-old Bingham was in the 1100 block of North Long when he was shot multiple times on the left side of his body, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Bingham was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he died at 5:35 p.m., authorities said. He lived about a block away in the same neighborhood where he was killed.

No one was in custody for the shooting as of Monday morning.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

No bond for 21-year-old charged with fatal shooting of Taurean Tyler last month in West Englewood

Antrell Johnson | Chicago Police

Antrell Johnson | Chicago Police

By ASHLEE REZIN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

A man charged in connection with the West Englewood neighborhood shooting last month that left Taurean Dwayne Tyler dead and a teenager wounded on the South Side has been ordered held without bond.

Antrell Johnson, 21, faces one count each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 19-year-old Tyler and a 17-year-old boy were walking in the 6900 block of South Honore when a black car approached, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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Mack McClinton dies four months after being wounded in drive-by shooting near his East Garfield Park home

Mack McClinton was wounded in a shooting last winter just a block from his East Garfield Park neighborhood home on the West Side. On Wednesday, the 22-year-old died from those injuries.

Mack 'Lil Mack' McClinton | Facebook

Mack ‘Lil Mack’ McClinton | Facebook


Just after 8 p.m. on Jan. 21, McClinton and a 17-year-old boy were walking out of an alley in the 300 block of South California, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A dark-colored vehicle drove past and someone inside started shooting, police said. McClinton was struck in the neck, and the boy was hit in the back.

Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where McClinton was initially listed in serious condition and the boy in good condition.

McClinton, who lived a block away from the shooting site, was pronounced dead at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday found he died of complications from the gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide.

The Collins High alumnus was known as “Lil Mack” to friends.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Jacobie Lee James shot to death by two men in the Lawndale neighborhood where he lived

Jacobie Lee James was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

At 2:47 p.m., the 19-year-old James was standing in the 3800 block of West Ogden when a black vehicle pulled up, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Two people got out from the back of the vehicle and started shooting, police said. The vehicle then drove away.

James was shot in the head and chest, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:11 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

WEEK IN REVIEW: Seven more killed, including three on Sunday marred by gang shootings in Brighton Park

By JEFF MAYES
Homicide Watch Chicago
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A burst of gang violence in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood on Sunday left three people dead, including a brother and sister visiting a memorial for a slain friend, and capped a week that saw seven people killed in homicides across the city as Chicago neared the 200 homicide mark.

While the 200th homicide was not recorded until Monday, Sunday’s outbreak of gun violence — perpetrated by gang members using assault rifles, according to Chicago Police — left three dead and eight wounded in two separate incidents on the same block.

Michael A. Williams and his sister Adriana Williams had stopped at a memorial service for a friend killed hours earlier. As the gatherers mourned, two gunmen, opened fire on the crowd, leaving the siblings dead and eight other people wounded about 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Rockwell Street and 46th Place, according to police.

Michael Williams, 24; and Adriana Williams, 27, were both shot multiple times, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Michael was pronounced dead at the scene, while Adriana was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m.
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