CPD Releases New Photos of Suspected Lincoln Park Slasher

(Sun Times Wire) Police have released new photos of a man wanted for questioning in a Lincoln Park attack that critically wounded a DePaul graduate with slashes to her face and throat. The man is currently a suspect in a West Town vehicle theft case, but has “similar demographics” to a suspect in the sexually…

Palatine Shooter Arrested in Mexico

(Sun Times Wire) A man wanted for a shooting earlier this year in northwest suburban Palatine was arrested last week in Mexico. Javier Ponce, 19, was wanted on a warrant for two counts of attempted murder for the April 28 shooting in the 1900 block of June Lane, according to a statement from Palatine police.…

1 Man Killed, 5 Wounded Tuesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Six people were shot — one of them fatally — Tuesday in citywide gun violence, including a man who was fatally shot in Fernwood on the South Side. He was arguing with a male about 2:24 p.m. in the first block of West 107th Street when that person pulled out a handgun…

Teen Killed, 8 others Wounded in Shootings Monday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) One Tennager was killed and at least 8 people were injured in gun violence Monday across Chicago, including four people wounded within two hours in a series of shootings in Roseland on the South Side. The latest shooting seriously wounded a 25-year-old man as he was walking in an alley in the…

1 Man, 2 Teens Wounded in Drive by Shooting in Lawndale

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were shot Monday in Lawndale on the West Side. Three males were on a sidewalk about 11:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Richmond Street when someone drove by in a black SUV and opened fire, Chicago police said. A 20-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital with a…

2 People Killed, 41 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Fox) At least 43 people were wounded — two of them fatally — in gun violence incidents within city limits over the weekend. The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened Friday in Englewood on the South Side. About 11:51 p.m., Reginald Watkins, 23, was was sitting in a vehicle in the 6200 block of South Laflin…

12-Year-old Girl Shot in Avondale Sunday

(Sun Times Wire) A 12-year-old girl was hurt in a shooting Sunday in Avondale on the Northwest Side. About 2:24 a.m., she was in a vehicle driven by her father traveling in the 3200 block of North Kimball Avenue, Chicago police said. A man in a gold-colored sedan fired shots, hitting the girl in the…

11-year-old Boy Grazed in Englewood Shooting Saturday

(Sun Times Wire) An 11-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet Saturday in Englewood after two people opened fire on him. The boy was walking towards a parked vehicle about 1:55 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Paulina when two males approached him from an open lot and started shooting at him, Chicago police…

Feds Link Four Corner Hustlers Street Gang to 3 more Murders

(Sun Times Wire) Seconds before a brazen, fatal midday shooting seven years ago, the feds say a man popped out of a car near Avers Avenue and Ohio Street, covered his face with his shirt and offered a warning: “If y’all don’t get out of here, we’re about to come and spray.” Moments later, gunshots…

Man Shot and Killed at House in Evergreen Park Sunday

(Patch) EVERGREEN PARK—A man was shot to death Sunday evening on a quiet residential street in Evergreen Park. The front yard of a home was roped off by crime scene tape and police aimed flashlights at the ground looking for evidence. According to a news release, Evergreen Park police went to the 9100 block of…

14-year-old Girl, Wounded in Lawndale Shooting Friday

(Sun Times Wire) A 14-year-old girl was wounded Friday when someone fired shots into a group in Lawndale on the Southwest Side. She was standing on a sidewalk with the group in the 3700 block of West Douglas Boulevard when a dark-vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said. The girl was…

2 People Killed, 7 Wounded, Thursday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Two people were killed and seven others wounded Thursday in shootings across the city, including a single shooting on the West Side that killed a young woman and wounded three others. Three women and a man were outside about 12:15 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Fulton Boulevard when someone emerged…

Felon gets 6 years for bringing AK-47 to Belmont CTA platform

(Sun Times Wire) A man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for strapping a rifle to his chest and attempting to sneak it onto a North Side CTA platform. Jordan Watkins, 31, was on parole on July 29, 2017 when he brought a loaded rifle on the Belmont station’s platform at 945 W.…

3 Wounded, Wednesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were wounded Wednesday in citywide shootings. In the day’s latest shooting, a 34-year-old man was injured in Lawndale on the West Side. He was standing on a sidewalk about 10:50 p.m. in the 4200 block of West 21st Place when someone in a dark-colored sedan opened fire, Chicago police said.…

1 Person Killed, 7 Wounded, Tuesday in Chicago Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) Eight people were shot Tuesday in Chicago, including a man who was killed near a birthday party in Morgan Park on the Far South Side. Kyle C. Johnson was sitting on the porch of a residence in the 1000 block of West 115th Street about 12:37 a.m. when someone fired shots from…

Paroled, Armed Robber Charged in Red Line Fatal Stabbing

(Sun Times Wire) A convicted armed robber who was paroled from prison four months ago has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man aboard a Red Line train in Chinatown last weekend. Tony Polk, 40, was charged with first-degree murder and is expected to appear in bond court Wednesday. He was…

4 People Wounded in Shootings Monday

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were wounded Monday in citywide shootings, including a 24-year-old man who was critically wounded in a shooting in Englewood on the South Side. Officers responded at 5:25 p.m. to the 6500 block of South Green Street and found the man on the street, Chicago police said. He had gunshots in…

2 Men Charged in Fatal Cicero Shooting

Nicolas Aguirre (left) and David Aguirre-Gonzalez Cicero police arrest photos (Sun Times Wire) Bail was denied for two Chicago men charged in the murder of a Cicero man in the western suburb. David Aguirre-Gonzalez is accused of firing a weapon from a vehicle on July 13 and killing Richard Dunlap after the two were arguing,…

Murder Charge Filed against Gary Man in East Chicago Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) A Gary man is accused of fatally shooting someone earlier this month in northwest Indiana. Angel Zamot, 22, is charged with one count of murder in the slaying of Jacque Anderson, the Lake County Sheriff’s office said. Zamot was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a no bail warrant was issued the…

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…