Man Shot Dead In Family Fight On West Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A family fight turned deadly overnight in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed when he tried to break up an argument between his aunt and her boyfriend.

The boyfriend allegedly shot the man in the head during the fight, around 11:32 p.m. Monday at a home in the 4100 block of West Wilcox Street.

Eric Thompson, 21, of the 1200 block of South Spaulding Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to a representative of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

He had been shot with a shotgun, police said.

The boyfriend then fled the scene, police said. He remained on the loose as of Tuesday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Average Guy

    African-American men should not be arguing with African-American women, it is not worth our time to do so. African-American men fail to understand that African-American women tend to sabotage their relationships from the start. This is why African-American men should have their own homes. If they start arguing you can go home and if they are aware that you would leave they may not start their stupid arguments.

  • Tired of Morons Who Post Irrelevant Comments

    Average Guy…are you a complete idiot!

    • Average Guy

      Opposed to incomplete? I know you’re one of those “keep gettin’ up” huh? There is a point when you realize that learning from the mistakes of others instead of trying to learn from your own is better. Not only for you, but also better for the continue friendship. The statistics don’t lie. African-Americans don’t marry. When we do, we don’t stay married. We have a higher rate of multiple sex partners then other races and, we have a higher rate of domestic violence in our relationships. We don’t cohabitate well. So, if I don’t have to live with you. Then I shouldn’t have to argue with you. I can just leave.

  • Bud

    Can’t blame 4 loco for this one since you can’t buy it anymore. Mad Dog?

  • Mr. Justice

    >>>>>>>>> Average Guy, those are some of the most ignorant statements I have ever read. Quit blaming others for your stupid decisions.

  • common sense

    Average Guy normally I agree with you completely but how do you know that she started the arguments, also I dont remember seeing anywhere in the article that he live with her, whether he lived with her or not he could have easily still left and went for a walk,there is also a difference with having an argument and it turning physical if we cant have a diagreement that whats the point…

    • Average Guy

      Men should know better than to start an argument with women. If you do you’re asking for it. Why? Why would you start something you can’t win? I have never found enjoyment in arguing with anyone and single people shouldn’t have anything to argue about. They should consider keeping their own homes just in case they need a place to go. Walking sucks!

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