Violent Friday: 3 People Killed, 8 others Wounded in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Gun violence in Chicago has left at least three people dead and eight others wounded since the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend began Friday evening amid a blistery winter storm. A woman was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound Saturday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according…

2 People Wounded in Chicago Shootings Thursday

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were wounded by gunfire Thursday in Chicago, including a 63-year-old old hit by a stray bullet on the Southeast Side. He was standing on the corner at 8:04 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Ewing when two people across the street started arguing, according to Chicago police. One of…

3 Chicago Cops Not Guilty in Laquan McDonald Conspiracy

(Sun Times Wire) Dashboard camera footage of Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots at Laquan McDonald went a long way toward convincing a jury last fall that the 2014 shooting was an act of murder. But the same video did not convince a Cook County judge that three of Van Dyke’s fellow officers were part…

4 People Wounded in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) At least four people were wounded Wednesday in shootings across Chicago, including a man who ran away from a group of people firing guns in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 28-year-old man ran inside of a home at 2:04 a.m. in the 11400 block of South Carpenter…

1 Person Killed, 9 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) At least one person was killed and nine others were wounded in citywide shootings on Tuesday. The murder was discovered during the afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers found Eric Moore, 28, slumped over in the front passenger seat of a white sedan about 1:10 p.m.…

Monday was First Day of New Year without Shootings in Chicago

(Fox) No one shot another person within city limits on Monday, marking Chicago’s first day in 2019 without any reported gun violence. Two people did suffer self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to Chicago police. One was a man, 38, who accidentally shot himself while cleaning a relative’s handgun on the Far South Side, police said. The…

3 People Killed, 9 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(NBC) Three people are dead and at least nine others have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend. The city’s first fatal shooting of the weekend was reported in the 5000 block of West Concord place at 8 p.m. Friday, police said. A 19-year-old man was walking in an alley when…

2 People Killed, 5 Wounded, in Chicago Shootings Friday

(Sun Times Wire) At least seven people were shot, two fatally, in Chicago on Friday. The last reported murder happened during a double shooting at 8:20 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. A black car pulled up to two men in the 100 block of South Kildare Avenue and someone inside fired shots, according…

4 People Shot, Wounded, in Chicago Thursday

(Sun Times Wire) At least four people were wounded in citywide shootings on Thursday, none fatally. The most recent gun violence was reported at night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side. A 21-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when someone inside a red car fired shots at 10:52 p.m. in the…

1 Person Wounded, in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Only one person was wounded in citywide gun violence reported over a 24-hour period on Wednesday. The sole shooting happened during the evening in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 26-year-old man was inside a vehicle when someone in another vehicle fired shots about 7 p.m. in the…

1 Dead, 3 others Wounded, in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) A man was killed and three others wounded in Chicago gun violence on Tuesday, including an 19-year-old man shot dead by the woman he was trying to rob. About 5:45 a.m., Laavion Goings approached the woman, 25, in the 500 block of West 103rd Street in the Fernwood neighborhood, Chicago police and…

Man Shot, Killed in Dolton

(Sun Times Wire) A person was shot to death Monday night in south suburban Dolton, police said. He was shot about 10:30 p.m. in the 15200 block of South Greenwood Avenue, Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins Jr. said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the head and…

Video of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting of Murder Suspect in Lakemoor


(Sun Times Wire) Authorities on Monday released video of the fatal July shooting by police of a Pennsylvania murder suspect in northwest suburban Lakemoor. The shooting was recently deemed justified by the Lake County state’s attorney’s office. An officer on patrol about...

(Sun Times Wire) Authorities on Monday released video of the fatal July shooting by police of a Pennsylvania murder suspect in northwest suburban Lakemoor.

The shooting was recently deemed justified by the Lake County state’s attorney’s office.

An officer on patrol about 5 a.m., July 26, 2018, noticed a car parked on a gravel access road that seemed out of place near Four Seasons Boulevard and Sullivan Lake Road, said Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Chris Covelli.

Kenneth Martell, 36, who was wanted in connection to a murder that happened three days earlier, rolled down his window and said he was resting during his journey “heading west” from Pennsylvania, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim said in a statement.

Martell gave a fake name and handed the officer a piece of paper to distract him as he pulled out a handgun, Nerheim said.

Martell pointed the gun at the officer and pulled the trigger, but it did not fire, Nerheim said. They then struggled for the gun.

A backup officer approached and saw Martell raise his hands, clutching a revolver, Nerheim said. The officer commanded the man to “drop it” before firing a single shot at his face, Nerheim said.

Martell was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the face, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Toxicology results ruled he had amphetamines, methamphetamines and marijuana in his body when he died.

The video was obtained by FOIA request from the Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

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3 People Killed, 9 others Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) At least three people were murdered, and nine others were wounded this weekend in citywide shootings. The city’s latest reported shooting killed a 21-year-old man in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 21-year-old man was in an alley with two other males when they began arguing and one of the…

2 Men Killed 8, others Wounded Thursday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Two people were killed and eight others wounded in 24 hours of citywide gun violence Thursday. The double homicide happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. Someone fired multiple shots at a gray Dodge Avenger in the 5000 block of South Indiana, according to Chicago police.…

2 Men Shot to Death in Bronzeville

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were shot to death Thursday afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Shortly before 1 p.m., someone fired multiple shots at a gray Dodge Avenger in the 5000 block of South Indiana, according to Chicago police. The driver was shot in the chest while the front-seat…

Warning Graphic: Bodycam Footage of Chicago Cop Shooting Armed Man on Halloween


Maggio News Bloody Chicago Video: On October 31st, 2018 Halloween day while kids were out trick or treating, I covered a police involved shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Most shootings I cover don’t allow people to see the full incident hidden behi...

Maggio News Bloody Chicago Video: On October 31st, 2018 Halloween day while kids were out trick or treating, I covered a police involved shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

Most shootings I cover don’t allow people to see the full incident hidden behind the crime scene tape, this is one of those rare glimpses into the situation as it unfolded.

The incident started a couple blocks away as cops approached a group of people on 79th and Ingleside. One of the men appeared to be armed with a gun he took off running from cops. 80% of all police involved shootings start exactly the same way with a noncompliant suspect.

He was chased by cops about three blocks into an apartment building he then ran up to a third-floor apartment, then ran through the apartment and then exited out the front door and down the stairwell.

As he started running down the stairs the Chicago cop chased him with his gun drawn, the cop opened fire on the armed suspect. The next thing you see is the man in the hallway shot bleeding and dazed.

The cop then orders the man to get down on the floor handcuffs the man and secures the scene while other officers arrive. Moments later a cop spots a weapon on floor above he putts on his gloves, picks up the gun which appears to be a nine-millimeter with an extended clip and brings it down stairs. CPD claims the clip was full of armor-piercing bullets.

Upstairs, the officers who shot the man can be heard in the video saying “Get an ambulance. i got a man shot in the back. It was very clear the cop was concerned about the man he was just forced to shoot. All I can say is this is Very tragic stuff all the way around.

23-year-old Derrell Johnson was taken to the hospital in serious condition. After doctors saved his life He was charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault to an officer.

Police claim Johnson is a suspected gang member and convicted felon armed with a gun full of armor-piercing bullets. At the time of the shooting Johnson was on parole for a string of felony convictions.

The reason why most armed suspects that flee get shot is because cops are trained to not give the suspect a chance to shoot them first.

We’ll have to wait and see if the city labels this incident as excessive use of force and settles it out of court.

Maggio News

Bicyclist among 3 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were shot and wounded in Chicago on Wednesday, including a 43-year-old bicyclist on the Far South Side. About 8:40 p.m., the man was cycling in the 1000 block of East 133rd Street in the Eden Green neighborhood when a male on foot fired shots from a street corner, Chicago police…

Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Wounded in Harvey Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) A man was killed and a pregnant woman was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon outside a home in south suburban Harvey. The couple was walking into the home about 2 p.m. in the 14600 block of South Green Street in Harvey when a male suspect walked up behind them and started…

Man Charged with Shooting Postal Employee in Elk Grove

(Sun Times Wire) A man has been charged with shooting a U.S. Postal Service worker who had been delivering mail in west suburban Elk Grove Village on New Year’s Eve. Cameron Ruebusch, whose address is on the same street where the shooting occurred, was charged in federal court with assaulting a postal employee with a…

Man, Woman Charged in New Year’s Day Shooting on West Side

(Fox) A man and woman have been charged in connection to a New Year’s Day shooting in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Dvallas Berry, 22, was charged with a felony count of discharging a weapon, and 19-year-old woman was charged with misdemeanors of possessing ammunition and a weapon without a FOID, Chicago police said. Berry,…

5 People Shot in Chicago on First Day of 2019

(Sun Times Wire) At least five people were shot, none fatally, on New Year’s Day. Most recently, a man was wounded by someone trying to rob him at gunpoint Tuesday night in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. At 9:16 p.m., the 35-year-old was standing on a sidewalk in the 7100 block of South…

2 People Killed, 27 Wounded in News Years Weekend Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) At least two people were killed and 27 others were wounded in citywide shootings over the extended New Year’s weekend, which began at 5 p.m. Friday and ended 5 a.m. Tuesday. No gun murders were reported in the first 24 hours of 2019. The last murder of 2018 happened the afternoon of…

Christmas Holiday & Violence in Chicago 2018


Bloody Chicago Video: This is a one-month trek into the neighborhoods of Chicago showing you the good and the bad taking place over the Christmas holiday across the city. There are four major Christmas events taking place in Chicago and I covered all four. I purposefully left the ...

Bloody Chicago Video: This is a one-month trek into the neighborhoods of Chicago showing you the good and the bad taking place over the Christmas holiday across the city. There are four major Christmas events taking place in Chicago and I covered all four. I purposefully left the graphic nature of the violence to a minimum because of the Christmas holiday tried to focus more on the good then the bad taking place in Chicago.

Over the month of December in Chicago 200 people were shot 29 were killed and 171 were wounded in shootings, there were 10 additional non-gun related homicides across the city. And there’s still 24 hours left till the new year.

During this holiday season let’s keep in our prayers the nearly 600 murder victims and their families and also the 4 Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty this year, in February Commander Paul R. Bauer was shot and killed chasing a armed suspect in the loop in November Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed in the Mercy hospital incident chasing an armed killer. In December one week before Christmas two Chicago police officers Officer Conrad Gary and officer Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a train looking for an armed suspect. Never forget These officers lost their lives protecting you.

In 2018 There were 100 fewer homicides and nearly 500 fewer people were shot, over the past two years the shootings and killings have seen a significant decrease. Hoping for the same reductions next year, we’ll see

I hope everybody had a very merry Christmas

I would like to now wish everyone a safe and happy new year…

Maggio News Signing off for the last time in 2018

15 People Wounded in New Year’s Weekend Shootings in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) At least 15 people have been wounded in citywide shootings since the extended New Year’s weekend began Friday evening. Sunday evening, a man was critically wounded during an armed robbery in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 18-year-old was walking in an alley when a male walked up and announced…

1 Person Killed, 6 Wounded in Wednesday Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) At least seven people were shot, one fatally, in Chicago on Wednesday. A man was fatally shot and a woman was critically wounded during what may have been a home invasion in the Southwest Side Clearing neighborhood, police said. They were inside a home at 2:05 p.m. in the 5700 block of…

Christmas Holiday Shootings in Chicago Leaves, 3 Dead, 27 Wounded

(NBC) At least 30 people in Chicago have been shot, three of them fatally, over the extended holiday weekend, which lasted from Friday 5 p.m. until Wednesday 5 a.m. Five people were shot Friday evening, 16 people on Saturday, four people on Sunday and three people on Monday. Two people were shot, one fatally, on…

2 People Killed, 23 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) At least 25 people in Chicago have been shot, two of them fatally, since Friday evening. Five people were shot Friday after 5 p.m., 16 people on Saturday and four people so far on Sunday. A 35-year-old man was killed late Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.…

Chicago Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo Laid to Rest

(WGN) The second Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty this week was laid to rest Saturday at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel. Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Officer Conrad Gary were struck and killed by a commuter train while pursuing a shooting suspect on the Far South Side on Monday night. A…

Chicago Police Officer Conrad Gary Laid to Rest

(WGN) Thousands gathered on the South Side Friday for a funeral honoring one of two Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty this week. Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a commuter train Monday while pursuing a shooting suspect. A man has since been charged in the incident.…

3 Killed, 4 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) At least three people were killed and four others wounded Wednesday in citywide gun violence. Two of the men were killed in a shooting about 9:30 p.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to Chicago police. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 6600 block of South Oakley Avenue…

3 Killed, 1 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) At least four people were wounded in citywide shootings on Tuesday, all but one of them dying afterward. The latest murder victim was a man killed during the afternoon in the Washington Heightsneighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago police. Witnesses told investigators that two gunmen exited a car about 3:15…

4 People Wounded in Chicago Shootings Monday

(Fox) At least four people were shot in the city over on Monday, three of whom were wounded by a single gunman. At 1:12 a.m., four men were in a spat inside an apartment stairwell in the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue, according to Chicago police. One of them shot the other three before…