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A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot in front of her siblings while fleeing an attempted robbery on Chicago’s South Side, according to her family.

Demea Morris’ family stated that she and her siblings were attempting to flee an attempted robbery when they were shot at.

Demea’s family said the 15-year-old was ambitious and trying to make her way in the world.

“She was in the middle of nursing school, a 15-year-old girl. Most of them don’t really care about much. She was building her future,” said Toni Turner, Demea’s aunt. “She loved dancing, laughing, playing, cracking jokes. She loved excelling.”

But her future was snatched away in an Easter morning tragedy. Morris was shot in the head in the backseat of an SUV near 106th and Sangamon in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Sunday morning, according to Chicago police.

Morris’ family said she was in the SUV with her siblings, who witnessed the entire incident after surviving another terrifying situation prior to the shooting.

“They were in the middle of being robbed, and got away from the people who were trying to rob them, and they shot after them,” Turner said. “In the midst of pulling off of getting away from avoiding getting robbed they started getting shot at and they tried to go to the hospital while on the phone with police and they (police) pulled them over because they were able to track them down.”

Morris’ family paid tribute to her life in Jackie Robinson Park on Monday night.

“You took a lovely person, you understand. She was very smart, very intelligent and very witty,” Turner said. “For some bum to want to be greedy, and take something from somebody? You took more than what you could even imagine.”

Their cries for a lost life were as audible as their cries for justice.

“Say something. A parent-parents are suffering. Siblings are suffering,” Turner said.

The family, in collaboration with the Andrew Holmes Foundation and All Kids Matter, is offering a $13,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

“What you did and the decision you made was wrong. This wasn’t a mistaken identity. This was first degree murder,” said community activist Andrew Holmes.

Posen police: A truck driver has been critically injured in a possible road rage shooting.

Young male driver in suit sitting in car and gesturing in irritation because of traffic

According to police, a truck driver was critically injured in a possible road rage shooting in south suburban Posen on Thursday morning.

Both drivers were westbound on 147th Street when the shooting occurred near I-57 around 2:30 a.m., according to police.

The truck driver, 60, was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of a four-door sedan last seen driving south on I-57 is wanted by police.

More information was not immediately available.

‘A special kid,’ a high school sports star was killed near the United Center just days after his 16th birthday.

Darrion Williams turned 16 just one week ago.

His stepmother stated that he was overjoyed to be celebrating this weekend. A birthday party was planned for this Saturday, but sadly, it will now be canceled.

Williams’ family is still coming to terms with the fact that their fun-loving 16-year-old son is no longer with them.

“They took a special kid away. They did,” said Audrey Welch-Williams, the victim’s stepmother. “It tore me up, because I had just spoken with him, and he said, ‘I love you too.’ And I’m like, that was the last thing that I got from him.”

According to Chicago police, around 11 p.m. on Friday, Williams was walking on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of West Randolph Street when someone wearing dark clothing began shooting at him. Williams was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died shortly afterwards.

“He had a lot of people and mentors that were in his life. So, it wasn’t like he strayed away. He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Welch-Williams said.

His stepmother described him as a playful and sometimes shy child from a loving family. Williams also excelled in football and basketball at Crane Medical Prep High School on Chicago’s Near West Side.

He was only a sophomore, but he was already an important member of both varsity teams.

“We had anticipations for him going to prom, and maybe probably even getting drafted from somewhere, because he was totally varsity, and he did both sports and he did them well,” Welch-Williams said.

Those hopes were dashed as the happy times they shared became memories.

“I want everybody to know that he was a beautiful kid. And what happened, he didn’t deserve it,” Welch-Williams said.

As of now, no one is in custody, according to Chicago police, as detectives continue their investigation.

Police report 21 shootings in Chicago over the weekend, four of which were fatal.

According to police, at least 21 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, with four fatalities.

On Saturday, a would-be robber was shot while attempting to rob an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. According to police, a man entered the store near 91st and Stony Island, brandished a gun, and demanded cash. The suspect was then shot by the store manager, who police say is a valid FOID card holder. The suspect was taken to the University of Calgary Hospital in critical condition. He was later declared dead. Detectives from Area Two are currently investigating.

A man was found shot to death in Lawndale just hours before. Officers received a report of shots fired in the 3900 block of West Flournoy Street, according to Chicago police. When they arrived, they discovered a 32-year-old man unconscious on the ground around 1:10 a.m. He was shot in the back of the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. There was no one in custody.

Another man was killed in a shooting near the United Center on the Near West Side on Friday night. According to Chicago police, the man, whose age was unknown, was on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of West Randolph Street when someone wearing dark clothing approached him and opened fire around 11 p.m. He was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, according to police. There was no one in custody.

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured when shots fired on the street struck her inside her home on Chicago’s Far South Side, according to police. The shooting occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. According to police, the incident occurred Saturday in the 12600 block of South Lowe Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. According to police, the girl felt pain immediately after hearing the shots. She had two bullet wounds in her thigh. No one is in custody, and Area Two detectives are looking into it.

A man was also injured in a shooting in Albany Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side on Sunday morning. Officers discovered the man, 24, with gunshot wounds to his lower back in the 2800 block of West Wilson Avenue around 6:15 a.m., according to Chicago police. According to police, he was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was in fair condition. Officials said the injured man and two others were taken into custody. Detectives were looking into the incident’s circumstances.

This report was assisted by the Sun-Times Media Wire.

Chicago shootings: At least 14 people were shot and three were killed in weekend gun violence across the city, according to police.

According to police, at least 14 people were shot over the weekend, three of whom died.

On Saturday, a would-be robber was shot while attempting to rob an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. According to police, a man entered the store near 91st and Stony Island, brandished a gun, and demanded cash. The suspect was then shot by the store manager, who police say is a valid FOID card holder. The suspect was taken to the University of Calgary Hospital in critical condition. He was later declared dead. Detectives from Area Two are currently investigating.

A man was found shot to death in Lawndale just hours before. Officers received a report of shots fired in the 3900 block of West Flournoy Street, according to Chicago police. When they arrived, they discovered a 32-year-old man unconscious on the ground around 1:10 a.m. He was shot in the back of the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. There was no one in custody.

Another man was killed in a shooting near the United Center on the Near West Side on Friday night. According to Chicago police, the man, whose age was unknown, was on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of West Randolph Street when someone wearing dark clothing approached him and opened fire around 11 p.m. He was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, according to police. There was no one in custody.

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured when shots fired on the street struck her inside her home on Chicago’s Far South Side, according to police. The shooting occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. According to police, the incident occurred Saturday in the 12600 block of South Lowe Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. According to police, the girl felt pain immediately after hearing the shots. She had two bullet wounds in her thigh. No one is in custody, and Area Two detectives are looking into it.

A man was also injured in a shooting in Albany Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side on Sunday morning. Officers discovered the man, 24, with gunshot wounds to his lower back in the 2800 block of West Wilson Avenue around 6:15 a.m., according to Chicago police. According to police, he was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was in fair condition. Officials said the injured man and two others were taken into custody. Detectives were looking into the incident’s circumstances.

This report was assisted by the Sun-Times Media Wire.

In Indiana, a 16-month-old boy was shot and killed by his 5-year-old brother, according to Lafayette police.

Authorities said a 16-month-old boy was fatally shot by his 5-year-old sibling in a northwestern Indiana apartment.

According to police, the older sibling accessed a handgun inside the Lafayette apartment on Tuesday afternoon and fatally shot the boy, identified as Isiah Johnson.

Lafayette police Lt. Matt Gard said that after the shooting, someone outside the apartment called 911 to report that a child was not breathing.

“Inside the apartment, there was one adult and two children,” Gard told the Journal & Courier.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause and manner of death of the child.

As of Wednesday morning, no arrests had been made, and the case was still under investigation, according to police.

When the investigation is finished, the case will be sent to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office for review to see if charges should be filed.

Lafayette is approximately 60 miles north of Indianapolis.

Police say a pregnant woman was shot and killed inside her car in Belmont Cragin while attempting to rob someone.

According to police, a pregnant woman was killed in an exchange of gunfire while attempting to rob someone in Belmont Cragin on Chicago’s Northwest Side on Monday.

Genesis Escobar, 21, entered a car in the 5200 block of West Montana Street around 1 p.m. with the intent of committing a robbery, according to Chicago police.

Genesis Escobar Iris Alvarez

According to police, gunfire was exchanged between people inside the car and someone outside. Escobar received gunshot wounds to the shoulder, back, and hand.

According to police, she was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and pronounced dead. Friends at the scene told reporters that she was seven months pregnant and that the baby did not survive.

“When we got to the hospital, unfortunately, the baby was not able to be saved and she passed away as well,” said Iris Alvarez, who was friends with Escobar and lives near the shooting.

Alvarez and her daughter said they heard four gunshots. “We looked out the window and seen that the vehicle – someone opened the driver door, walked around the vehicle, pulled the body out and drove off,” she said.

“I feel that for a person to do that to someone, doesn’t have a heart,” Alvarez added.

There was no one in custody.

A suspect in a home invasion in Bolingbrook has pleaded not guilty to the murders of a teen, a girl, and a man.

On Tuesday, the 17-year-old suspect charged as an adult in a fatal domestic-related home invasion in the south suburbs pleaded not guilty.

Flowers and candles have been placed by neighbors in honor of the victims of the triple murder in Bolingbrook.

According to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Byrion Montgomery is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. The bail for his release has been set at $20 million.

Montgomery was dating the teen girl who was killed in the incident, according to police. His family has refused to comment on the allegations.

About 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Bolingbrook police responded to the 100-block of Lee Lane, just off Route 53, for a report of a possible home invasion. When the police arrived, they discovered that four people had been shot.\

Melinda and Anthony Taylor stand outside their neighbor’s home on Monday, March 6, 2023, in Bolingbrook, Ill., where three people were fatally shot, and another person was wounded Sunday night. Stacey Wescott – member, Chicago Tribune

According to police, a man and two juvenile girls were killed. A 34-year-old woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

A man stands and looks at the home in Bolingbrook, Ill., on Monday, March 6, 2023, where three people were fatally shot, and another person was wounded Sunday night. Stacey Wescott – member, Chicago Tribune

Police said a 3-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were inside the house at the time of the shooting but were unharmed.

Samiya A. Shelton-Tillman, 17, and Cartez L. Daniels, 40, were identified as two of the victims. The third victim, a 9-year-old girl, has yet to be identified, but family members believe she is Daniels’ daughter. Relatives said Daniels was engaged to Shelton-Tillman’s mother.

According to family members, the 34-year-old woman who was shot is Daniels’ fiancee and Shelton-Tillman’s mother. According to police, she is in critical but stable condition at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Montgomery was apprehended around 10 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

On Tuesday, crisis counselors will be at Valley View School District 365, which is close to the home where the shooting occurred.

According to a VVSD spokeswoman, two of the victims were VVSD students.

“We have reached out to the families involved to express our condolences and to offer our support as they experience this devastating loss. In addition, we have initiated the District Crisis Response Plan to support our school communities and families that have been greatly impacted by this senseless act of violence,” a statement said.

In the normally safe and quiet neighborhood, a neighbor heard gunshots.

“Came home from dropping off my kids, and got inside and heard two gunshots,” neighbor Ryan Hedberg said. “There was apparently more, but that’s what we heard when we were sitting inside.”

“Just seeing the number of ambulances on the street, I knew it was something really bad,” another neighbor who goes by Karen said.

According to neighbors, police and an ambulance were called to the house last summer. The reason for this is unknown, but there were no other indications of trouble.

“Very nice people. Never had a problem,” said neighbor Stan Mesich. “The kids would be out during the summer. They would be shooting baskets at one of the houses there. The kids were very good kids.”

“It’s just really sad. I just hope, I don’t know. It’s like I have no words for it,” Bolingbrook resident Camila Valentin said.

On Tuesday morning, Montgomery entered a not guilty plea in Will County court in Joliet. He is expected back in court on March 30.

A Chicago man has been charged in an East Side shooting.

A 20-year-old man was charged last month in connection with a shooting in Chicago’s East Side neighborhood.

Police say Thomas Olsen, of Chicago, was arrested on Thursday after being identified as the suspect who shot and injured a 31-year-old man on February 6 in the 10000 block of South Avenue North.

He was apprehended by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in the 2400 block of South Commercial Avenue.

Today, Olsen was scheduled to appear in bond court.

He is charged with aggravated battery, a felony.

At this time, no additional information is available.

A Gage Park shooting kills a Chicago police officer.

A source tells local news that a shooting late Wednesday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood resulted in the death of a Chicago police officer.

According to sources from the police, the officer was shot in the leg and the face. It appeared as though a long line of police cars were getting ready for a procession that would depart Mount Sinai Hospital following the death of an officer in the line of duty.

After the incident, Chopper 2 observed a police-escorted ambulance heading to Mount Sinai near 52nd Street and Spaulding Avenue.

According to sources, a suspect was reportedly chasing and threatening a girlfriend during a domestic dispute when police were first called to the scene.

Witnesses at the Gage Park scene reported hearing three or four loud bangs and spotting officers hurrying to the officer’s body near a playground.
Local media reported that police were preventing people from entering the area near the officer’s shooting scene, according to a man walking his dog nearby. Very few homes were accessible.

According to the man, he could not believe what had occurred. He claimed to have lived on the Southwest Side for 20 years, and while there have been times when crime has fluctuated, he had never heard of a police officer being shot and killed there.

The officer, who was in critical condition, was transported.

Along California and Ogden avenues outside the hospital, a number of police squad cars gathered at the hospital and around it.

No additional information was available. At 7:45 p.m., police were scheduled to hold a press conference to discuss the incident. The shooting occurred shortly after Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office announced that CPD Supt. In order to start a new job in Texas, David Brown will step down later this month. First Deputy Supt will take Brown’s place. Until a new mayor is sworn in, Eric Carter will serve as interim mayor.

A man has been charged in two fatal South Side shootings.

A Chicago man is facing charges in connection with two fatal shootings on the city’s South Side in October 2022.

Malik Bloxton, 26, was arrested on Monday after being identified as the suspect who shot and killed two men on October 17.

Bloxton is accused of shooting a 43-year-old man in the 1500 block of East 62nd Street around 12:45 a.m. An hour later, he shot a 54-year-old man in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue, according to police.

He has an appearance in bond court today.

At this time, no additional information is available.

A Chicago man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting in East Garfield Park.

Last month, a man was charged in connection with a fatal shooting on Chicago’s West Side.

According to police, Luther Phillips was arrested on Monday for a shooting that occurred on January 20 during a gathering in East Garfield Park.

A 36-year-old man was killed at a home in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue around 10:30 p.m. when a fight broke out and Phillips pulled a gun, according to investigators.

Phillips was arrested in the 10000 block of O’Hare Street and is facing first-degree murder charges.

At this time, no additional information is available.

Two off-duty Cook County officers were shot in the South Loop.

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer was among two people injured in a drive-by shooting in the South Loop early Monday.

Just before 1 a.m., the 31-year-old was standing on the sidewalk with a 27-year-old woman in the first block of East Cermak Road when someone in a pickup truck began shooting in their direction, according to police.

The gunfire hit him in the back and arms. According to police, the off-duty officer self-transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

The woman was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition after suffering graze wounds to her face and legs.

As Area Three detectives conduct their investigation, no one is in custody.

A Chicago man is accused of shooting an adolescent in a West Side parking lot after beating two women.

Following the alleged beating of two women and the shooting of an adolescent boy in North Lawndale earlier this week, a Chicago man was charged.

After an altercation that resulted in gunfire in a parking lot in the 3800 block of West Harrison Street, police say 34-year-old Michael Roquemore was apprehended on Monday just before 3 a.m.

Before shooting a 17-year-old boy, Roquemore assaulted a 17-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman.

Responding officers arrested him about 20 minutes after the incident.

On Wednesday, the suspect is scheduled to appear in bond court.

At this time, no additional information is available.

A rideshare driver was killed and a passenger was injured in a shooting near St. Ignatius in Little Italy, according to Chicago police.

According to Chicago police, a rideshare driver was killed and his passenger was injured in a drive-by shooting on Monday night.

The shooting occurred around 9:08 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Roosevelt Road in Little Italy, according to police. Four male suspects in a silver SUV pulled alongside the vehicle at a red light and opened fire.

According to police, the rideshare driver, a 31-year-old man, was shot multiple times in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 34-year-old passenger was taken to the same hospital in fair condition with gunshot wounds to his legs. He is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the driver was Milton Pillacela Ayora of Chicago. He passed away at 10:05 p.m.

Ayora immigrated to the United States as a teenager from Cuenca, Ecuador. He was on the phone with his brother, according to family members, when the shots were fired.

His brother overheard everything.

According to Ayora’s family, he worked at a restaurant during the day and drove rideshare at night. They are heartbroken.

They refused to speak to the media but stated that Ayora was the oldest of four children.

Following the incident, crime scene technicians could be seen marking shell casings in the street, while the rideshare driver’s Acura sat riddled with bullet holes.

St. Ignatius College Prep is only a few steps away from the action.

The passenger is known to Chicago police, but they are not willing to say that the shooting was specifically directed at him at this time.

There is no one in custody, and Area Three detectives are looking into it. It is unknown what motivated the deadly shooting.

The identities of the three victims of the shooting at Michigan State

Brian Fraser, Arielle Diamond Anderson, and Alexandria “Alex” Verner are the three students who were killed in the shooting at Michigan State University.

The identities of the three students who were shot to death on campus at Michigan State University on Monday night have been released, with two of the victims hailing from the same community.

A statement issued by the school district where Alexandria “Alex” Verner resides in Clawson, Michigan, referred to her as “a tremendous student.”

Verner, a 2020 Clawson High School alumna, is remembered by her alma mater as “a tremendous student, athlete, [and] leader” who “exemplified kindness.” Verner is scheduled to graduate in 2020.

The statement continued, “If you knew [Alex], you loved her, and we will forever remember the lasting impact she has had on all of us.”

Verner was going to graduate from MSU in 2024 with a degree in integrated biology and anthropology, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Police identified Anthony McRae as the shooter.

Shortly after Verner’s death was announced on Tuesday, the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety confirmed that Brian Fraser, a 20-year-old sophomore from Grosse Pointe South High School in Michigan, had also passed away. Fraser will graduate in 2021.

According to Fraser’s social media accounts, he was studying business and had previously held the position of head lifeguard at a country club in the Detroit area.

On Tuesday, the Grosse Pointe Public School System also confirmed the deaths of Fraser and another former student from the system.

Local news later determined that Arielle Diamond Anderson, a 19-year-old Grosse Pointe North High alumna, was the third victim.

Another aunt, Kimella Spivey, said that Anderson was nice, respectful, and wanted to help. She participated in extracurricular activities like working with elderly people.

“This is so inconceivable. When will it end? Really? I’m talking about the succession of one after the other. Spivey stated, “This school has been safe for many years.”

According to a statement released by that district, Verner was a junior when he graduated from Clawson High School in 2020. According to the police and his Facebook page, Fraser was a sophomore at Michigan State University and a graduate of Grosse Pointe South High.

A man was shot four times while walking down the street in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood.

On Saturday afternoon, a man was shot four times while walking down a Chicago sidewalk.

Around 12:25 p.m., the victim, 32, was walking along South Edbrooke near East 107th in Roseland when a gray car stopped and someone inside opened fire.

He was shot in the left leg twice and the right leg twice.

He was admitted to the hospital in stable condition.

Nobody is being held in custody. 

After shooting a passenger on a packed Chicago train, a woman is facing attempted murder charges.

The search for a Chicago woman who, following a verbal altercation, shot a woman in the knee on a train has come to an end.

When Latrice Harvey, 25, got on the CTA Red Line in the Loop, she got into a fight with a 30-year-old passenger. She then opened fire on the train shortly after midnight as it approached the State and Lake station. The Chicago Police Department reported that the woman had been “seriously injured.”

A witness said that during the incident, frantic train passengers tried to move into another car when they heard gunshots.

According to the news outlet, “Red Line trains were rerouted over the Loop and shuttle buses were sent between the Fullerton, State, and Lake stations until service resumed.”

Shortly after the shooting, Harvey was discovered and taken into custody near her residence in the 3600 block of West North Avenue. She has been charged with aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and attempted first-degree murder.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is currently recovering. The reason behind the argument was withheld by the police.

Bobby Hoblin has been identified as an accomplice in the shooting. Source: Chicago Police Department

Later, it was discovered that Harvey had a 32-year-old accomplice named Bobby Noblin who was also arrested and charged with the crime.

FOX 32 Chicago reports that authorities at the time stated that the Noblin was dressed in “a black shirt, black pants with white stripes, and black and white shoes.” “Black woman with long black hair in dreadlocks, wearing a purple hoodie and white shirt, black pants, and white shoes,” was Harvey’s description.

Area Three detective Scott Liebhaber can be reached at 312-744-8261 if you have any additional information that pertains to the case. Investigators are still looking for additional information.

A man fired shots at another driver on I-94 in Cook County during a road rage incident, according to police.

A Racine man is accused of shooting at another vehicle during a road rage incident on Sunday.

Dylan Creekpaum, 27, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and cannabis possession.

On Feb. 5, around 12:02 p.m., Illinois State Police Troop 3 received a 911 call from a victim who said he was driving northbound on Interstate 94 near Old Orchard Road when his vehicle was shot by a driver in another car during a road rage incident, according to ISP.

The victim, a 25-year-old Antioch man, was unharmed.

ISP broadcasted a radio alert to other police departments in the area about the crime and the wanted suspect vehicle.

ISP described the suspect vehicle as a silver Chevrolet Cruze with Wisconsin registration.

Skokie police officers discovered the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on I-94 northbound near Old Orchard Road.

The driver, identified as Creekpaum, was apprehended without incident. At the time of his arrest, a firearm was discovered on his person.

Police discovered 500 grams of cannabis while searching Creekpaum’s vehicle.

The bond for Creekpaum was set at $300,000.

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