Four People Shot in South Suburban Harvey

Four people were shot late Saturday in front of a home in south suburban Harvey. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 14600 block of Myrtle Avenue about 11:30 p.m., said Sean Howard, spokesman for the city of Harvey. Four victims, all males ranging in age from juvenile to 20 years old,…

4 Wounded in Rock Falls, IL, Bar Shooting, Suspect Still at Large

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a young white man armed with a handgun who walked into The Cooler around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and started shooting, injuring four people before fleeing in a blue pickup. The man uttered some sort of epitaph before firing, apparently randomly,…

Bloody Chicago, 7 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

Seven people were shot across Chicago in the first 10 hours of the weekend. The latest attack happened about 2:40 a.m. Saturday in the West Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, where a 24-year-old man was in a car in the 6100 block of South Kildare when someone in a white vehicle pulled up and…

Aaron Hernandez Found Not Guilty in Double Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found not guilty of murder in the 2012 shooting of two men on a Boston street. A jury returned the verdict late Friday afternoon in Suffolk Superior Court. Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death as they waited at a stoplight in…

How Millionaires Gang Fantasy Screwed up the West Side of Chicago

On his social media sites, Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez called himself Batman and Bruce Wane — misspelling the name of the comic hero’s alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne. But unlike Bruce Wayne, Jimenez used his fortune for evil. What really caught the attention of the police, though, was that he started expanding his gang beyond its…

Bloody Chicago, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

Six people were shot in Chicago on Thursday, leaving two critically wounded. The latest attack happened about 3:30 p.m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood, where a Dodge Caravan pulled up to two men standing at the corner of Chicago and Lockwood, and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police. One man, 32, was…

Shock Video, Bullets Nearly Hit Little Girl in Arizona Barbershop


Chandler police in Arizona have released a disturbing video taken inside a strip mall barbershop, where a little girl narrowly escaped being shot when gunfire shattered the glass window of the store. Michael Hart, 23 and Rafael Santos, 21, have been arrested the case. Hart ...

Chandler police in Arizona have released a disturbing video taken inside a strip mall barbershop, where a little girl narrowly escaped being shot when gunfire shattered the glass window of the store.

Michael Hart, 23 and Rafael Santos, 21, have been arrested the case.

Hart was arrested Monday. He faces a number of charges, including discharging a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, endangerment, and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.

Santos was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of discharging a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangerment.

Chandler police say the suspects are connected with the shots fired case at the Paisanos Barber Shop Monday. The shop is in a strip mall located at Alma School Road between Ray Road and Chandler Boulevard.

The video released Wednesday shows the little girl playing inside the shop. When she sits down in a chair, gunfire explodes, shattering the window right next to her. According to the police report, two bullets struck the glass at head level.

Police believe that the shooting stemmed from an apparent dispute between Hart and the employees at a nearby tattoo shop.

Sgt. Mejia said the child was struck by glass debris while sitting inside the barber shop. She was transported to Chandler Regional Hospital with very minor injuries.

Police said nobody was hit by bullets.

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Suspect in Custody for the Fatal Shooting of Judge, Others Wanted

Chicago police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a Cook county judge in what police described as a “targeted robbery.” Joshua Smith, 37, turned himself in to answer detectives’ questions Wednesday and was later charged with first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Associate Judge Raymond Myles, who…

Family of Bipolar Woman Shot by Chicago Police Files Lawsuit


Before a Chicago Police officer fatally shot Michele Robey near Irving Park and Western on Feb. 10, a stun gun was used in an effort to subdue the woman, who authorities said was threatening officers and employees of a CVS. After the stun gun proved ineffective, Robey was shot ...

Before a Chicago Police officer fatally shot Michele Robey near Irving Park and Western on Feb. 10, a stun gun was used in an effort to subdue the woman, who authorities said was threatening officers and employees of a CVS.

After the stun gun proved ineffective, Robey was shot in the abdomen in the middle of Western Avenue.

Records show that the amount of clothing worn by the 55-year-old Robey prevented the stun gun’s probes from reaching her flesh.

In her autopsy report, the Cook County medical examiner’s office concluded: “A Taser was deployed, however due to the amount of clothing worn by the subject, the Taser was ineffective.”

Robey was wearing seven sweaters, a jacket, five shirts, four pairs of black leggings and a pair of jeans, among other articles of clothing, when she was shot, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said at the time that the stun gun was used twice to no effect, and Robey, who lived on the Northwest Side, was shot after lunging at officers.

Darryl Dixon, a witness to the shooting, told the Chicago Sun-Times then that he saw “Taser wires hanging off the back of her jacket.”

The medical examiner’s office noted that “Two gray probes were recovered on the black hooded zip up jacket and the black sweater.”

In accordance with its self-imposed policy, the Independent Police Review Authority released records from Robey’s shooting on Tuesday, 60 days after the shooting. The records released included surveillance video and recordings of 911 calls.

“I have a customer that’s in the back screaming and causing a scene, swearing at customers,” a CVS pharmacy employee says in a 911 recording. “She just threw a can of nuts at me.

“She has a knife. She’s knocking stuff off shelves,” the employee says over yells in the background. A customer called 911 as well.

Store surveillance video shows that an employee set up two carts in front of the entrance to the store, apparently in an attempt to keep the person inside until police arrive. A person in a black jacket walks up holding an object, and tussled with the employee before getting out the door.

Police arrived after Robey had exited the CVS, and surveillance video shows the two officers and Robey walking through traffic before the shooting.

After her death, members of Robey’s family said she battled bipolar schizoaffective disorder.

Last month, Robey’s family filed a five-count lawsuit against the officers at the scene, alleging excessive force, battery and wrongful death, according to court documents. The suit also seeks damages under the survival act and family expense act.

Michael Oppenheimer, one of the attorneys representing Robey’s family, said officers lack proper training in dealing with mentally ill people.

“There’s got to be some step between the Taser and shooting her in the stomach,” Oppenheimer said. “The CPD is not trained, and they’ve never been trained, in how to deal with mentally ill people and that’s a problem.”

Oppenheimer also disputed the claim that Robey lunged at police.

The only two officers on the scene that night were in Robey’s immediate proximity for less than five minutes before she was shot, records show.

Chicago Police spokesman Frank Giancamilli said in an email Thursday that, because the initial call to police did not mention someone with mental health problems, the officers dispatched to the scene did not have Crisis Intervention Training.

The type of knife Robey was wielding the night she was shot has not been disclosed. Surveillance video does not clearly show it and one of the 911 callers speculated it was a butter knife.

Video shot at the scene that night by ABC7 appears to show a steak knife laying in the street.

Citing the ongoing IPRA investigation, Giancamilli declined to offer specifics on the knife. Oppenheimer said he wasn’t aware of what type of knife it was other than it being “something you find in the kitchen.”

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Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

A 26-year-old man was shot dead and nine other people were wounded Wednesday morning to early Thursday in shootings on the West and South sides, Chicago police said. The fatal attack happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 5400 block of West Kamerling Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side, according…

Bloody Chicago, 15 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

Two 12-year-old boys were among 15 people wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The boys and a 66-year-old man were wounded in a drive-by shooting at 2:41 p.m. in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side. They were in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick when a vehicle drove by and someone fired…

Uber Driver Shot in the Armour Square Neighborhood

An Uber driver was the victim of a drive-by shooting in the Armour Square neighborhood. The shooting took place near Archer and Cermak. The driver had a male passenger in the car yesterday evening when a dark colored van pulled up and someone in the van fired several times. She was hit in the leg.…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

(SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) – Three people were killed, including a Cook County criminal court judge, and 12 more were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. The latest homicide happened Monday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. An unidentified male was shot to death about 9:20 p.m. in the 100 block…

Bloody Chicago, 7 Dead, 27 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Seven men were killed and at least 27 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened at 4:51 a.m. Monday in the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 9400 block of South…

Chicago Gang Problem is Personal to New ATF Chief

Celinez Nunez remembers the day she knew she would become a law-enforcement officer. She was just eight years old and living in Logan Square. On that day in 1983, she learned that gang members beat her older cousin to death with a nail-studded baseball bat. Hector Sanchez was like her big brother. He combed her…

Hobos Street Gang Wants New Trial

Keith Daniels’ girlfriend told jurors she saw only one shooter the night Daniels was executed in front of his family for snitching on Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos. The ambush began when Daniels and his family returned home from dinner in Dolton in April 2013. A masked gunman stepped out from behind a shrub…

Son Killed, Father Wounded after Shooting each other over Dog

A 22 year old man was killed and his father critically injured Sunday morning in the city’s Burnside neighborhood after the pair shot each other during an argument over the family dog, according to Chicago police. The shooting occurred near the 9100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue around 8:20 a.m., police said. The men, ages…

Two Men Shoot it Out at Elmwood Park BP Gas Station, Leaves, 1 Dead

A 43-year-old man was killed Saturday in a shoot-out at an Elmwood Park gas station, right in front of a car filled with children. Police were searching late Saturday for the shooter. The incident was captured on surveillance video. A motive for the shooting wasn’t immediately clear. The shooting occurred just before 5 p.m. at…

Illinois Senate Approves Tougher Sentences for Repeat Gun Offenders

The Illinois Senate has approved tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders aimed at reducing violence on Chicago’s streets. The Senate voted 35-9 Thursday for Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul’s proposal. It would encourage judges to impose longer prison sentences within existing guidelines for gun crimes committed by those who have firearm violence on their records.…

Obama Reformer Named New Watchdog Overseeing Police Misconduct Probes

A research scientist who helped lead the nationwide effort to reform policing during the Obama Administration was named Thursday to oversee investigations of police misconduct in Chicago. Laura Kunard, a senior research scientist for justice programs for CNA, a non-profit research organization in Arlington, Virginia, was picked by City Inspector General Joe Ferguson to be…

South Side Predator Arrested for Rape, Murder of Woman in 2007

A 35-year-old Park Manor man has been charged with sexually assaulting and killing a woman in 2007. Antonio Smith was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon, Chicago Police announced Thursday. Smith was taken into custody about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday…

Driver Shot on Kennedy Expressway

A person was wounded in a shooting late Wednesday on the inbound Kennedy Expressway on the Northwest Side. Troopers were called at 11:03 p.m. for reports of a shooting in the inbound lanes of I-90/94 between Addison and Kimball, according to Illinois State Police. A male driver was shot in the torso, above his left…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

(SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) – A teenage boy was killed and at least nine other people people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. Kahari Stovall, 16, was fatally shot just after 1 p.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking out of a store in the 1300 block of…