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UPDATE, Mother Charged after Girl age 5 Shoots Herself

A woman is facing a child endangerment charge after her 5-year-old daughter accidentally shot herself Tuesday night in their home on Chicago’s West Side. Larrinita Starks, 22, was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor child endangerment, police said Wednesday. Starks’ daughter was inside their home in the 3700-block of West Ferdinand Street in the…

Palos Park TEEN Killer GUILTY in Brutal Beating Deaths of his Parents

A jury deliberated less than two hours before delivering a guilty verdict for a former Palos Park man accused of grooming three friends to murder his parents. John Granat, 22, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder of his parents, John and Maria Granat. Granat was emotionless as the verdict was announced. Maria’s…

Chicago, 50 More Bank Robberies this Year than last Year

Almost 50 more banks were robbed in the Chicago area in 2016 than in the previous year, according to the FBI. In 2016, 193 banks were robbed in the Chicago area; and in 2015, 144 banks were robbed, according to FBI spokesman Garrett Croon. Croon said there is no definitive reason for the increase, though…

FBI, Bank Robberies on Fridays, Fuel Drug, Booze, Gambling Habits

After a drop in 2015, the number of bank robberies in the Chicago area jumped 34 percent in 2016, the FBI said. The most common day to rob a bank? Friday — for quick cash to fuel addictions, the FBI says. “It is FBI Chicago’s opinion that bank robberies occur mostly on Friday so that…

Chicago Police Shot and Killed a Man that Shot another in Englewood

IPRA, which investigates officers’ use of force and alleged misconduct, is still reviewing the case. The agency has a self-imposed policy of releasing video and police reports within 60 days of officer-involved shootings.

Two camera angles show a fight spilling onto 69th Street near Damen Avenue about midnight, with one man pulling out a gun and firing toward a group of people who scatter. A squad car that happened to be at the intersection pulls up and the officers get out with guns drawn, as the man walks in their general direction with the gun still in his hand. That’s when the officers open fire.

A police statement at the time said the officers were on patrol and “repeatedly ordered” the gunman to drop his weapon before shooting him multiple times.

Jones, who lived nearby, died within the hour, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy ruled that he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The 26-year-old man Jones allegedly shot in the abdomen was taken to the same hospital in critical “but stable” condition, authorities said. The men knew each other, and the initial shooting was not considered random, police said.

Investigators recovered a weapon at the scene, and the two officers were placed on desk duty for 30 days, per CPD policy.

Article Org: Chicago.suntimes.com

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 11 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

Two men were killed and at least 11 other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across the city, according to Chicago Police. Most recently, a man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Juwan Kemp, 26, was driving north at 11:27 p.m. in the 100 block of North Central when…

Subway Shooting in Chatham, 1 killed, 2 wounded

A man was fatally shot and two more people were wounded inside a Subway restaurant in the South Side Chatham neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. It happened about 8:30 p.m. in the first block of West 79th Street when a gunman walked in, opened fire and then ran away, police said. A 28-year-old man shot…

Girl Age 5 Accidentally Shot Herself in East Garfield Park

A 5-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the abdomen inside an East Garfield Park neighborhood home Tuesday night on the West Side, according to Chicago Police. She got a hold of a handgun about 8 p.m. at the home in the 3700 block of West Ferdinand, police said. The girl’s family took her to Rush…

John Granat Showered his Friends with Gifts to Murder his Parents

BRIDGEVIEW, IL — John Granat was so motivated by hatred for his parents that he groomed his friends to murder them so he could inherit their businesses and money, prosecutors claimed at the long-awaited launch of the double-murder trial of Granat and former best friend Christopher Wyma. Cook County prosecutors Deborah Lawler and Donna Norton…

Bloody Chicago, 8 Dead, 24 Wounded in MLK Weekend Shootings

Thirty-two people have been shot across the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving eight dead, according to Chicago Police. About 1:10 a.m. Monday, a 36-year-old was standing outside in the 2200 block of West Chicago in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood when someone in a black SUV opened fire, striking him…