Eden Green Woman Charged with Murder of CPD Officers Daughter in SUV Attack

A 24-year-old woman was charged with using an SUV to ram a Chicago Police officer’s daughter into a tree and run her over multiple times Friday night in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Chynna Stapleton was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis, who was killed following an argument just after 11 p.m. in the 11400 block of South May, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


Tatyanna Lewis | Facebook photo

Lewis was the daughter of a Chicago Police officer, Chicago Police confirmed Sunday night.

Following an argument, Stapleton got into an SUV, drove up onto the sidewalk and rammed Lewis into a tree, said community activist Andrew Holmes, who said he was working with Lewis’ family. The woman then backed up the SUV and ran over Lewis at least two more times.

Lewis, of the Burnside neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy Sunday found she died of multiple blunt force injuries from being struck by the vehicle and her death was ruled a homicide.

Stapleton drove off afterward, striking multiple vehicles before being taken into custody, police said.

Holmes added that there was a young child in the back seat of the SUV during the “tragic event,” which stemmed from a feud on social media.

“A woman is dead and also a child will lose their mother,” he said.

Holmes encouraged anyone who witnessed the attack, or who took video of the incident, to contact authorities.

“It’s unfortunate that there might have been people there that didn’t try to defuse the situation,” he said.

Stapleton, of the Eden Green neighborhood, was scheduled to appear bond court on Monday.

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  4 comments for “Eden Green Woman Charged with Murder of CPD Officers Daughter in SUV Attack

  1. Chiona
    May 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

    It’s sad on both sides…This needs to stop…Stapleton should have never rammed her at all….after tatyanna kicked her car she should have just lefted and lefted it alone…Before heard there was a fight before then said tatyanna jumped Stapleton…BUT STAPLETON WAS HARRASSING HER BECAUSE HER EX MOVED ON AND GOT ENGAGED TO TATYANNA… ALL OF THIS MESS BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY…Moral of the story is if u and a man is broken up and he has moved on please move on also or u will lose everything u love (family, kids, friends) for shit like this #whenwillthisend #stoptheviolence

    • May 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      You are absolutely correct two young lives are basically gone. vic maggio

    • Ann Thomas
      June 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

      I have no remorse for Tatyanna Lewis. She wiped Chynna’s ass in the fist fight. Chynna could not beat her anyway. Tatyanna was a daughter of a Chicago Police Officer and had three older brothers. She used excessive force just as police officers do. There is no justification for murder but charges should be dropped to second degree. Chynna should not be given life in prison without parole. Chynna can still be saved. As Shakespeare said “murder with out.” Only if Chynna had stayed home that night when Tatyanna said “I down here now don’t send me off.” Tatyanna was just a bully. Tatyanna got hold to that “dick” that makes you say “what’s my name baby.”

      As I have no remorse for Tatyanna.

      • Ann Thomas
        June 8, 2017 at 9:46 am

        Tatyanna whipped Chynna’s ass. I have no remorse for Tatyanna. Kicking Chynna’s ass and saying “I down here now don’t send me off.” Tatyanna fighting over dick. Chynna was used to dick. She had three children.

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