Violent Weekend in Chicago, Leaves, 9 People Killed, 32 Wounded

(Sun Times Wire) Shootings within city limits over the weekend left at least 9 people dead and 32 others wounded. The latest fatal gun violence incident happened Sunday in South Shore. About 1:55 p.m., two vehicles were northbound side by side in an alley in the 2000 block of East 69th Street when someone in…

Large Number of Children Exposed to Violence in Chicago Regularly

(Tribune) Over the Fourth of July holiday, Felix Kombwa brought the children he mentors to a festival where a law-enforcement exhibit allowed visitors to sit in a squad car, try on police gear and chat with officers. But the fireworks, the presence of the officers and the sight of their weapons all scared the children,…

4 People Seriously Wounded in Uptown Stabbing

(Fox) Five people were hurt, four of them seriously, in a stabbing Sunday in Uptown on the North Side. Authorities responded about 6:35 p.m. to calls of multiple people stabbed in the 4500 block of North Sheridan, according to preliminary information from Chicago Fire Media Affairs. Three people were taken in serious to critical condition…

Riding on Chicago’s Merry-go-round of Violence


This video is dedicated to all that perished over the past five years on the streets of Chicago. When I talk about dreaming my life away, what I dream about is peace for the people of Chicago. I love watching the Ferris Wheel go round and round, but hate riding the merry-go-...

This video is dedicated to all that perished over the past five years on the streets of Chicago.

When I talk about dreaming my life away, what I dream about is peace for the people of Chicago.

I love watching the Ferris Wheel go round and round, but hate riding the merry-go-round of violence that never stops spinning.

I Found John Lennon’s lyrics to be fitting for this video.
Vic Maggio

West-side Chicago Police-Involved Shooting Ends in Suspects Death


Bloody Chicago: COPA Released a video of a police-involved shooting that took place on May 11th on the 3500 block of west Douglas in the Lawndale neighborhood. The video shows a frenetic foot chase of an armed man According to cops, this all started when they stopped a kno...

Bloody Chicago: COPA Released a video of a police-involved shooting that took place on May 11th on the 3500 block of west Douglas in the Lawndale neighborhood.

The video shows a frenetic foot chase of an armed man

According to cops, this all started when they stopped a known gang member who they say showed a gun and then took off running toward the Lawndale community academy school.

And that’s when the pursuing cop claimed the 26-year-old ex-con and convicted gang member Sharell Brown pointed a gun at him, but did not fire, but the cop did fire. But eventually lost sight of the suspect after the shots were fired.

Cops then flooded the area and a massive manhunt for Sharell Brown was underway. During the search they found a magazine along the chase route
the cop who engaged Brown said the magazine wasn’t from his gun but that he did reload and kept his empty clip in his pocket.

During the fog of war cops searching for brown pulled over a man with a concealed carry and at first thought he was the suspect, but had they listened to the original police radio transmission, they would have heard the suspect had a Nike logo tattooed on his forehead, this man did not have that tattoo, he was given his gun back and released.

minutes later there was more gunfire.

Brown was shot and killed in a gangway a few blocks from the initial encounter. He is seen motionless, lying on the concrete up against the building. The armed cop standing over his body is seen removing a gun from the man’s hands, but the gun didn’t appear to have a magazine in it. The cop that shot brown did not have his body-cam on at the time of the shooting, leaving questions to how it ended.

It looks as though Brown dumped the clip or accidentally ejected the clip during the chase possibly leaving him with an empty gun or a gun with only one bullet in the chamber and it unclear if he ever fired on cops at any time during the two interactions, the questions that are now left are, did he fire that gun at cops and if he didn’t why didn’t he get rid of the gun, as long as he had that gun loaded or unloaded cops had the green-light to stop him. Had he dumped the gun it might have saved his life. We’ll never know. This is an all too familiar situation man goes up against Chicago cops with a gun, it always ends the same they LOSE the battle.

A spokesman for COPA said no conclusions have been reached in this case yet

3 People Wounded in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were wounded Wednesday in citywide shootings. The latest shooting happened in Washington Heights on the South Side, where a 29-year-old man was shot while sitting in a vehicle. The man was in the vehicle about 10:40 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Eggleston Avenue when someone in a black…

7 People Wounded in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) Seven people were wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago, including a man who was found shot in Gresham on the South Side. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 10:18 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 76th Street and found the 29-year-old on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the…

1 Man Killed, 1 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Monday

(Sun Times Wire) One person was killed and another was wounded Monday in what was the only reported shooting in Chicago that day. An 18-year-old man and 15-year-old boy were standing on a sidewalk about 5:40 p.m. in the 700 block of North Lawndale Avenue when someone rode up on a bicycle and fired shots,…

Pregnant Woman, Man Stabbed during Fight in Loop

(ABC) A pregnant woman was among two people stabbed after an altercation in the Loop near Millennium Park, police said. According to police, a group of six people were standing on the sidewalk around approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday waiting for a rideshare vehicle near the intersection of Washington and Wabash when a man and a…

3 People Wounded outside Bronzeville Bar

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were wounded Saturday in a shooting outside of the Renaissance Bronzeville bar on the South Side. About 9:10 p.m., a 33-year-old man and two women, ages 46 and 30, got into an altercation with two men in the 4600 block of South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago police said. One…

1 Man Killed, 1 Wounded in Austin Shooting Friday

(Sun Times Wire) A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Friday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. They were standing on a sidewalk in the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue at 7 p.m. when two males approached on foot and fired shots, Chicago police said. The shooters left in a gray…

5 People Wounded in Woodlawn Mass Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) Five people were wounded by gunfire Friday in Woodlawn on the South Side. Officers responded to calls of shots fired about 2:08 a.m. in the 1600 block of East 67th Street and found five people with gunshot wounds, Chicago police said. An 18-year-old woman who was struck in the chest and arm…

3 Stabbed, 14 Trampled at Navy Pier Fireworks Show

(ABC) Three people were stabbed and at least a dozen others were injured during the Fourth of July celebrations at Navy Pier, according to Chicago police and fire officials. A fight broke out at about 10:10 p.m. after gang signs were flashed, resulting in three people being stabbed, police said. A 14-year-old boy was stabbed…

1 Man Killed, 1 Woman Wounded During Fight in Austin

(Sun Times Wire) A shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side left a man dead and a woman wounded, police said. About 2:47 a.m., the two were involved in a “physical altercation” within a group of people outside in the 900 block of North Lavergne Avenue, Chicago police said. A male pulled out a…

22 Year-old Woman Killed in Fuller Park Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) A 22-year-old woman was killed in a shooting Friday in Fuller Park on the South Side, police said. She was on the street about 2:55 a.m. in the 4200 block of South Wells Street when a male produced a handgun and unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said. The woman was struck in the…

1 Man Killed, 6 others Killed Wednesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Seven people were shot Wednesday in incidents of gun violence across Chicago, including a man who was killed near the 69th Street Red Line station in Englewood on the South Side, police said. The 37-year-old was outside on the phone about 5 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Lafayette Avenue when…

Chicago Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day Holiday


Maggio News Bloody Chicago VIDEO, 2018. Over the fourth of July weekend 5 Killed and 24 were wounded in shootings across the city but from Wednesday the fourth of July to Sunday 5 were killed and 38 people were shot over the five-day holiday. In 2017 over the same five-day holiday...

Maggio News Bloody Chicago VIDEO, 2018. Over the fourth of July weekend 5 Killed and 24 were wounded in shootings across the city but from Wednesday the fourth of July to Sunday 5 were killed and 38 people were shot over the five-day holiday. In 2017 over the same five-day holiday 8 were killed and 52 were wounded by gunfire, there has been a significant decrease from this year to last year, at this point the people of Chicago will take any good news about decreases in gun violence they can get.

Hopefully this year we can do better, CPD has put 1,500 additional Cops in the streets and we are all hoping for people to enjoy the Holiday and put the guns down because lives depend on it. Maggio News is still recovering from his injuries and still don’t know how long he will be out?

Everyone Please Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day Holiday.

Maggio News

1 Man Killed, 5 Wounded Tuesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) One person was killed and five others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Tuesday. Two men were shot, one fatally, in Hanson Park on the North Side. The men, 19 and 21, were standing outside about 1:20 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Latrobe Avenue, Chicago police said. The 19-year-old man…

9 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Monday

(Sun Times Wire) At least nine people have been wounded Monday in shootings across Chicago. In the latest shooting, a man was critically wounded by gunfire in Rogers Park on the North Side. The 42-year-old was standing outside in the 7500 block of North Rogers Avenue about 9:15 p.m. when someone in a passing white…

CPD Gun Pulling Consent Decree Order, Delayed

(ABC) New rules that were set to apply to Chicago police officers starting Monday have been delayed. The rules require officers to radio notify OEMC every time they point a firearm at someone. Their supervisor will then review the incident to ensure CPD policies were followed. Officers are also barred from using a Taser on…

Shootings Murders Down in Chicago for First Half of 2019

(Fox) Murders, shootings and other violent crimes in Chicago through the first half of 2019 have decreased compared to the same period last year, according to data collected by Chicago police. The 236 murders reported from Jan. 1 to June 30 was a 7% decline from the same period last year, police said. This marks…

6 Men Shot at Cabrini Green Row-houses

(Tribune) Six men were shot early Sunday in multiple bursts of gun violence within 20 minutes near the Cabrini rowhouses on the Near North Side. The first shooting erupted around 1 a.m. in Stanton Park. A large group was fighting outside in the 600 block of West Scott Street when someone opened fire and struck…

Man, Woman Critical after 7-Eleven Shooting in Chicago Lawn

(Tribune) When the man-made eye contact with the people inside a vehicle that had been circling the Chicago Lawn block Monday morning, it was like a sixth sense kicked in. The 49-year-old trusted his gut, which compelled him to scurry inside the 7-Eleven in front of him and hide out of fear. Then the gunshots…

3 People Killed, 23 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Saturday

(Sun Times Wire) Gun violence Saturday over a 24-hour period left at least 3 people dead and 23 others wounded. An 18-year-old man was shot to death during an argument in West Lawn on the Southwest Side in the day’s latest fatal shooting. A witness told officials the man was arguing with a male in…

Vic’s Down, But Not Out !!!!!


Bloody Chicago VIDEO: Before I could complete this video, I was injured in an incident on the Southside of Chicago on Father’s day, I suffered a head injury a leg and knee injury, I can’t discuss the circumstances, but I will address it in detail in the near future, I am prese...

Bloody Chicago VIDEO: Before I could complete this video, I was injured in an incident on the Southside of Chicago on Father’s day, I suffered a head injury a leg and knee injury, I can’t discuss the circumstances, but I will address it in detail in the near future, I am presently down, but not out, that’s for sure. It maybe a month or more till I return to the streets.

I would like to thank everyone that donated to my gofundme page at exposing the gun violence in Chicago, it will help when I return to do what I have been doing for years, showing just how horrible it all is.

1 Person Killed, 7 Wounded Wednesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Seven people were wounded and one killed Wednesday in citywide shootings, including an off-duty Chicago police officer who was shot while driving by an elementary school in Bronzeville on the South Side. The off-duty officer, a 25-year-old man, was driving about 1:38 a.m. in the 200 block of East 37th Street when…

6 Wounded Tuesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Six people were wounded Tuesday in citywide shootings, including a woman in critical condition after a drive-by in Gresham on the South Side. About 9 p.m., the 23-year-old woman was standing on a corner in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue when a black vehicle drove by and someone inside opened…

5 Wounded Monday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) At least five people were wounded Monday in citywide shootings, the latest being a man shot in Englewood on the South Side. The man, 24, was on the sidewalk about 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of West 75th Street when he said he heard gunshots and realized that he was hit,…

4 Killed, 16 Wounded during first Summer Weekend in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Shootings across Chicago’s city limits since Friday evening left four people dead and at least 16 more wounded in the first official weekend of the summer. On Sunday, a 28-year-old man was killed in Englewood. Dinesio Richardson was found about 3:54 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Oakley Avenue by officers…

Chicago Police Release Photos of Suspect in CTA Shooting

(ABC) Chicago police have released photos of a man wanted after a shooting on a CTA bus left three people, including two teenagers, wounded Monday. The shooting occurred on a northbound 75 bus in the 7600-block of South State Street, just off the Dan Ryan Expressway, in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood at about 6:17…

1 Man Dead, 1 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) Two people were shot, one fatally, Tuesday in incidents of gun violence across Chicago, including a man who was found dead in Park Manor on the South Side. A 41-year-old man was talking on his cellphone about 5:35 a.m. while walking back to his apartment in the 6500 block of South Martin…

Two Chicago Cops Cleared in Controversial Mount Greenwood Shooting


This shooting starts at Video Mark 15:38 (Tribune) Two police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an African American man in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood that sparked days of protests and unrest after a year of upheaval surrounding the release ...

This shooting starts at Video Mark 15:38

(Tribune) Two police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an African American man in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood that sparked days of protests and unrest after a year of upheaval surrounding the release of video of Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability found the use of deadly force in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Joshua Beal by Sgt. Thomas Derouin and Officer Joseph Treacy was “within department policy,” according to a recently released report.

“All 18 shots fired by Officer and Sergeant occurred within a very brief timeframe, and the last eight or nine shots were fired within an even briefer period of time,” according to the report. Even if Beal was no longer a threat, there would not have been enough time “to perceive and process that the threat had dissipated,” the report said.

COPA found a “reasonable officer” in Treacy’s position “would have believed the use of deadly force was necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another” given that Beal pointed a gun at the officer and others. In addition, Derouin was found to have fired his last round as Beal pointed a weapon at him, acting in accordance with department policy.

COPA issued a statement Tuesday night about the “extensive, exhaustive and thorough investigation.”

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“COPA recognizes the racially charged and tense nature surrounding the tragic events,” the statement said. “Video evidence captured Officer Treacy announcing he was a police officer after a Chicago Fire Department member was being beaten by several members of the group. Officer Treacy initially responded lowering and raising his weapon consistent with the advancement and de-escalation of the crowd. Video evidence does also display a raised weapon in the hand of Joshua Beal prior to the officers discharging their firearms.”

The shooting took place about 3 p.m. Nov. 5, 2016, at 111th and Troy streets in the Far Southwest Side neighborhood, a largely white enclave home to many police and firefighters.

Minutes before firing gunshots, an off-duty Chicago police officer called 911 and gave a dire warning about an escalating road-rage incident. Soon after, Treacy and Derouin — both white — fired shots and killed Beal after he grabbed a gun from a car and tried to fire on them, according to authorities’ account of the shooting.

Beal and several family members were driving down 111th after a funeral for a relative who had been killed in Indianapolis, where Beal resided. According to police, their cars had been weaving in and out of traffic before stopping in a fire lane. An off-duty police officer told the mourners to move, leading to an argument and confrontation as an officer was assaulted, authorities said. Beal went to a black Dodge Charger, grabbed a gun and pointed it at one of the officers, according to police. Beal pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t go off, authorities said, and the officers shot him.

Beal suffered eight gunshot wounds — to the abdomen, right shoulder, upper right chest, right groin, back of his left thigh and the lower back, along with graze wounds to the right forearm and the top of his head.

Neither officer was involved in a shooting between 2010 and 2015, according to a database of police shootings maintained by the Tribune.

In a separate case, Treacy is cooperating with investigators and is expected to testify against two indicted Chicago gang cops, according to a Monday court filing.

Beal’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in July 2017, claiming the officers used excessive force and their actions were “severe and outrageous.”

According to the lawsuit, Treacy exited his vehicle and “aggressively” drew a weapon, and “pointed it at many African American individuals (who) were unarmed.” The suit said the officer was “not in reasonable fear of his life,” and was yelling and screaming obscenities, leading Beal to pull out his gun because he feared for his life.

Beal put the weapon away, the lawsuit claimed, but Treacy and another officer fatally shot him. Police have said Beal didn’t put the gun down.

After the shooting, dueling protests between supporters of the police, largely white, and those decrying the shooting, mostly black, began. Uniformed cops surrounded a small group of mostly black activists as some police supporters shouted racial slurs and insults, the Tribune reported, and the crowd broke into chants supporting the police.

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