Chicago Crime Roundup Monday March 21, 2011
Man dies in drive-by shooting
A 22-year-old man died Saturday after being gunned down in a drive-by shooting in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Phillip McGee of the 3200 block of West Arthington Street was pronounced dead at 5:38 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Avondale Shooting Leaves 2 Men Hospitalized
Two men were wounded in an Avondale neighborhood shooting early Sunday on the Northwest Side.
Two people were shot at 5:53 a.m. in the 2900 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.
Belmont District police officers initially responded to a report of a man shot at North Campbell and West Belmont avenues and found a stopped van with two gunshot victims inside, police said.
Man shot in neck in Little Village
A 24-year-old man was seriously injured when a gunman inside a vehicle opened fire on him in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.
The shooting happened about 9:45 p.m. Monday on the 3300 block of West 25th Street, police said.
The victim was walking down the street when the suspect’s vehicle pulled up, police spokesman Officer Dan O’Brien said.
Two men injured in Logan Square shooting
Two men were wounded in an early-morning shooting in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood, Chicago police said.
Two fire department ambulances picked up the men, ages 24 and 29, just before 6 a.m. in the 3200 block of West George Street, police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said. That is believed to be a short distance from the place where both men were wounded. Kubiak declined to immediately release the exact address of the shooting, saying it was the home address of one of the wounded victims.
The shooting occurred as the 29-year-old victim was exiting a vehicle; a dark-colored sports utility vehicle then pulled up and its occupants opened fire, Kubiak said. The man was struck in the upper chest.
2 Men Steal Bedsheets from Family Dollar
Police are seeking two suspects who robbed a dollar store of about $346 worth of bedsheets Sunday afternoon on the Southwest Side.
Two male suspects took items from the dollar store, at 2740 W. Cermak Rd., according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez, who was citing preliminary information. No one was hurt and there was no indication the two were armed. The suspects fled on foot from the establishment, Perez said.
Family Dollar Asst. Manager Daniela Rojo said the men, who were not armed, did not look suspicious at first, and she thought they were just shopping when they entered the store at 11:55 a.m.
“But when i saw him trying to walk really slowly into the back room, I said ‘hey’ and they started running,”’ Rojo said.
via 2 Men Steal Bedsheets from Family Dollar.
Man Held For Sex Assault, Kidnapping
Sexual assault and kidnapping charges have been brought against a man accused of forcing a woman into his vehicle at gunpoint and attacking her in August, 2010, on the South Side.
Jamaal Charles, 24, was positively identified by the victim in a photo array as the person who allegedly forced her at gunpoint into his vehicle, where she was sexually assaulted at 7900 S. Muskegon Ave. Aug. 10, 2010, according to police.
Man charged in Valentine’s Day slaying
After nearly a month of searching for a suspected gunman in the Valentine’s Day drive-by shooting of a 20-year-old man, a Chicago man was charged with murder over the weekend and remains in custody without bond, authorities said.
Demonja Moore, 23, of the 1300 block of North Laramie Avenue, appeared in bond court on Sunday with a thick beard and wearing a black leather jacket as prosecutors described the daytime shooting.
Male shot in head on Far South Side
A male victim was found shot in the head Sunday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the city’s Far South Side.
About 9:16 p.m., police responded to the 11300 block of South Parnell Avenue and found a male with a gunshot wound to his head, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.