WEEK IN REVIEW: 13 more killed by gunfire, while baby’s death ruled homicide by blunt trauma to head

At least 14 people died from violence the week of Oct. 2-8, including 13 people who died from gunfire, and an infant whose death is being investigated as a homicide by assault.homicide73laflin-CST-110913_002

The one-month-old baby, identified as Toriella Turpin, was found unresponsive Saturday morning by police in the South Shore neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Officers responded about 6 a.m. to the 6700 block of South East End for an unresponsive infant. Toriella was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she died at 6:42 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Sunday found the girl died of blunt force injuries of the head from an assault, and the death was ruled a homicide.

The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services said it was investigating the girl’s death, along with police.

In other homicides last week:

  • A 30-year-old man was shot to death Sunday evening in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Oscar Carter was standing outside of a vehicle at 7:26 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Mason when a vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was struck multiple times in the chest, and the vehicle drove off after the shooting, authorities said. Carter, of the West Garfield Park neighborhood, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died 30 minutes later.

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Man arrested in Ohio and charged with 2016 fatal shooting of Korry Rogers during argument in Back of the Yards

By JORDAN OWEN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Malik Williams | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Malik Williams | Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.


An man has been charged with fatally shooting 19-year-old Korry Rogers last year in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Malik Williams, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder for shooting Rogers on Sept. 4, 2016, according to Chicago Police.

A few minutes after 6 p.m. that day, Williams and Rogers got into an argument, which included some pushing and shoving, near 52nd and Sangamon, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said at Williams’ bond hearing Wednesday.

Williams pulled out a semi-automatic handgun with an extended clip from his waistband and pointed it at Rogers, who was unarmed and turned to run away, Santini said. Williams opened fire, striking Rogers in the back.
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Autopsy shows 1-month-old Toriella Turpin suffered blunt head trauma at South Shore home, her death ruled homicide

An autopsy showed that Toriella Turpin, a one-month-old girl found unresponsive Saturday morning in her South Shore neighborhood home, had suffered blows to the head.

Officers responded about 6 a.m. to the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, where the infant was reported unresponsive, according to Chicago Police.

Toriella was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she died at 6:42 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Sunday found the girl died of blunt force injuries to the head from an assault, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Area Central detectives have opened a death investigation, but additional details were not provided.

An Illinois Department of Child and Family Services spokeswoman said Sunday the agency was also investigating the girl’s death, but would not provide further information.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Deylion ‘DeyDey’ Spencer killed, two men wounded when gunman opens fire into their vehicle in Fernwood

Deylion Lavell Spencer was killed and two other men were wounded in a Fernwood neighborhood shooting early Tuesday on the Far South Side.

The three men were sitting in a vehicle at 12:58 a.m. in the 200 block of West 107th Street when another man walked up and fired multiple shots into the vehicle, according to Chicago Police.

The victims drove to the 8600 block of South Halsted, where they flagged down an Illinois State Police trooper for help, police said.

The 22-year-old Spencer was shot in the back and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:43 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Spencer, who was known as “DeyDey,” lived in the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood. The father of two had attended Bogan High School.

A 24-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and abdomen, while a 25-year-old man was shot in the arm, leg and buttocks, police said. They were also taken to Christ Medical Center, where they were listed in serious condition.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Adam Wiggins Furtick of Bridgeview fatally shot in Scottsdale while returning home from a concert

Adam Wiggins Furtick of southwest suburban Bridgeview was returning home from a concert in Joliet on Columbus Day, but never made it.

The 34-year-old was shot while driving in the Southwest Side Scottsdale neighborhood and died about five hours later at a hospital in what a friend called “a random act of senseless violence that left his family and friends shocked and heartbroken.”

Furtick was found about 1:15 a.m. inside his vehicle in the 4300 block of West 79th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 6:15 a.m., authorities said. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

He leaves behind a wife and three young children.

A GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral expenses had raised nearly $7,500 towards a $10,000 goal in just two days.

The author of the page said Furtick often went to shows in the area, sometimes working in the mucis industry and other times just to enjoy the music: “Adam loved music and worked many jobs within it over the years. He loved being involved and was always eager to help.

Adam was a brother to many and was always there if someone needed him, so shall we be for him now in this most terrible of times.”

Furtick worked show security for FM Entertainment, managed shows for CBM Premier Management, and also worked as a stagehand through IATSE Local 125. He had attended Sterling Morton East High School in Cicero.

—Homicide Watch Chicago

Man shot to death early Monday in East Chatham identified as 24-year-old Joshua Williams

A man who was shot to death early Monday in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side has been identified as a 24-year-old Joshua Williams.

Williams was walking with a group of men at 12:37 a.m. in an alley in the 8300 block of South Ingleside, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Someone fired shots and Williams was struck in the head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:02 a.m. He lived in the South Shore neighborhood.

No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Reynaldo Trevino found dead in Gage Park and autopsy shows he died of gunshot wound

The death of Reynaldo Trevino, who was found unresponsive Friday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, has been ruled a homicide.

The 47-year-old Trevino was found with a large wound to the leg about 1 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Sawyer, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The Brighton Park neighborhood resident was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:24 p.m., authorities said.

An autopsy Friday did not immediately rule on cause and manner of death, but has since found that Trevino died of a gunshot wound to the right lower leg, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Marshall Carter shot to death near his home in South Shore

Marshall Carter died about an hour after he was shot Monday afternoon near his home in the South Shore neighborhood.

About 2:10 p.m., the 46-year-old Carter was standing outside in the back of a home in the 7300 block of South Dante, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Someone walked up and fired shots, police said, and Carter, who lived less than a block away, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m., authorities said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

30-year-old Oscar Carter killed in drive-by shooting in Austin

Oscar Carter was fatally shot Sunday evening in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The 30-year-old Carter was standing outside a vehicle at 7:26 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Mason, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A car drove by and someone inside fired shots, striking Carter multiple times in the chest, authorities said.

He was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he died at 8:11 p.m., authorities said.

Carter lived in the West Garfield Park neighborhood and had attended Ella Flagg Young Elementary and Steinmetz College Prep High School.

An alumni Facebook for his former high school wrote that Carter “always showed off his goofy personality and beautiful children at every chance he could. We are in shock at losing a friend and classmate.”

Someone on street fatally shoots Alexis Salgado and Manuel Mendoza while they were driving in Pilsen

Alexis Salgado and Manuel Mendoza were shot to death Saturday morning while driving in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Near West Side, and police say it happened after one of them flashed a gun at someone on the street.

Salgado, 20, and Mendoza, 18, were driving about 10:50 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Throop, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

They flashed a gun at someone standing on the street, but that person pulled out their own gun and fired shots into the vehicle, police said.

Both men were hit.

Salgado suffered a gunshot wound to his body and tried to get out of the vehicle, but collapsed, authorities said.

Mendoza, a Little Village resident, was shot in the neck.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooter was not in custody as of early Wednesday, police said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire