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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1 Person Killed 8 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Monday

(Sun Times Wire) Nine people were shot Monday in Chicago, including a man who was killed after an argument turned violent in Lake View on the North Side. Victor Ochoa, 38, was a passenger in an SUV about 2:30 a.m. when a male in a white Dodge Magnum fired shots at the vehicle in the…

$10,000. Reward for information in Killing of Firefighter’s Son

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Shooting on CTA Bus Leaves 3 Wounded

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were shot and wounded on a CTA bus Monday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. A gunman fired several shots on a northbound No. 75 bus, striking two teens and grazing a man, Chicago police said. The shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. in the 7600 block of South State Street.…

6 People Killed, 22 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(ABC) Shootings within city limits over the weekend left at least six people dead and 22 others wounded. Officers remained busy this weekend, seizing 56 illegal guns, according to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. In addition, 22 people were hit with gun-related charges. Despite the efforts, gun violence across Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5…

15-Year-old Boy Killed in West Englewood Shooting

(ABC) A 15-year-old boy was killed Saturday in a shooting in West Englewood. Shortly after 8 p.m., the boy was standing in the street in the 2300 block of West 68th Street when he was shot in the upper back, according to Chicago police. He was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was later…

Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Far South Side Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) Bail was denied Saturday for a man accused of attacking an acquaintance at a Far South Side gas station and later shooting the man after he tried to drive away. Jacob D. Taylor, 24, of Riverdale, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a…

1 Man Killed, 6 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Thursday

(Sun Times Wire) Shootings Thursday across Chicago left at least one person dead and six others wounded. The day’s fatal gun violence incident claimed the life of a 42-year-old man in Garfield Park. He was in the 3600 block of West Schrader Drive about 6:15 p.m. when someone approached him in a black vehicle and…

23-Year-old Kierra Jones Shot, Killed at Funeral Repast in Harvey

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2 People Killed, 4 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were shot — two fatally — Wednesday in Chicago, including a woman who was killed while allegedly shoplifting in a Walgreens on the Northwest Side. The manager confronted the woman and called for a friend who used to work security. The man showed up with a gun at 11:30 p.m.…

1 Person Killed, 10 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

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Gang Member goes on Trial for Shooting ATF Agent in the Face

(Tribune) Shortly after shooting a plainclothes federal agent he allegedly mistook for a rival, gang member Ernesto Godinez messaged a girlfriend to come pick him up near his South Side home, federal prosecutors say. When he got in the car, Godinez was sweating and out of breath. “I feel good. F— that flake,” he allegedly…

5 People Shot, Wounded in Chicago Shootings Monday

(Sun Times Wire) Five people were wounded Monday in shootings across Chicago, including a man who was shot during a robbery in Woodlawn on the South Side. He was on a porch in the 6500 block of South St. Lawrence when a gunman approached and demanded his property, Chicago police said. Even though the 26-year-old…

5 People Killed, 35 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

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12-Year-old Boy Seriously Wounded in Roseland Shooting

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1 Man Killed, 13 others Wounded in Chicago Shootings Thursday

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2 People Killed, 5 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Seven people were shot and two killed Wednesday in Chicago, including a man found dead in Washington Park on the South Side. Officers found an “adult male” with a gunshot wound to the head at 12:36 a.m. in an alley in the 5800 block of South Wabash Avenue, Chicago police said. He…

1 Person Killed, 8 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) Nine people were shot Tuesday in Chicago, including a woman who was killed in West Town on the Northwest Side. Officers responded to calls of a person shot about 8:56 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Grand Avenue and found a woman unresponsive in a living room, Chicago police said. She…

1 Man Killed, 7 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Monday

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52 Shot, 8 Fatally on the Battlefields of Chicago, in the most Violent Weekend this Year 2019


Bloody Chicago Video: April 31st Through May 1st 2nd of 2019. 52 people were shot — 8 fatally — in Chicago’s most violent weekend this year and there were also two people stabbed to death And I predict a very dangerous and rough ride this summer because as the days grow ...

Bloody Chicago Video: April 31st Through May 1st 2nd of 2019.
52 people were shot — 8 fatally — in Chicago’s most violent weekend this year and there were also two people stabbed to death
And I predict a very dangerous and rough ride this summer because as the days grow hotter the battle fields of Chicago ignite and throw down into a state of War !!!!!
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V Maggio

5 Men Shot in drive-by Shooting in Robbins

(Sun Times Wire) Five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday in south suburban Robbins. A vehicle drove up to a gathering of people and someone inside opened fire at the group about 10:50 p.m. in the 14000 block of Grace Avenue in Robbins, according to Cook County sheriff’s office spokesman Samuel Randall. Five…

Man Gunned Down on Streets of Calumet City

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2 People Killed, 10 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Thursday

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Chicago Police install Cameras along the Heroin Highway, 290

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