2 Dead In Chatham Shooting That Sparked Police Shootout

Updated 07/29/11 – 10:19 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police officers were involved in a shootout with at least one suspect who shot and killed two people in the Chatham neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said that three officers witnessed a shooting at 82nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue around 3:30 p.m.

The officers saw a gunman walk up to a man on the street and shoot him, before continuing on the sidewalk, where he shot a woman, McCarthy said.

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A fire department spokesperson said the woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said the woman — identified as Moneet Baker, 22, of 8223 S. Drexel Ave. — was later pronounced dead at 6:32 p.m.

A man in his 20s was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

After the shooting, the officers then exchanged fire with the gunman, who got into a pickup truck with another person and fled the scene, McCarthy said.

The exchange of gunfire between the police and the suspect continued during the car chase and the suspect crashed the truck about a block away.

There was more gunfire exchanged between suspect and police and then the truck started going again for another several blocks and then stopped near 86th Street and Ingleside Avenue. Police arrested the gunman and the driver of the vehicle.

Witnesses said police and the suspects exchanged a lot of gunfire during the chase.

“That’s all you saw was bullets blazing,” said witness Lisa Leon. “I was getting down low.”

Local resident Samuel Smith said he was painting and hanging blinds in his home when he heard 15 to 20 shots fired.

“I kind of ducked a little bit and once I got up and looked out the window, I just seen the police all over the place,” he said.

Officials said that no one was injured in the exchange of gunfire between police and the suspects.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Oh my, another shooting in Lyndia’s and NWA’s neighborhood.

    • NWA

      Ok, you’ve proven your point. You are a racist bas!ard. There were three stories yesterday about White on White crime and I never saw your post. What’s up with that? You only post to express yo momma and her baby daddy’s anger?


      • B


        And racist.

      • Tom

        The troll man has again mumbled.

    • Lyndia


  • Tyreese

    My god, this sounds like a war zone. What a horrible scene!! Lyndia, I wouldn’t live in your neighborhood, if the rent was free. S.O.S.

    • B


    • Tom

      Hi troll man.

    • g-man

      The rent id free ——–for thems—-but we tax payers pay for it

    • Lyndia

      You do not have to live in that neighborhood, you visit enough on the weekend.

  • Toonces

    One would think with the daily murders here that the traffic would lighten up a bit, or that the job market would loosen up. Is the devil opening up a bag or something? Just axekin’.

  • Mohammed Bin

    I believe someone black man played in Leroy’s family and maybe left a baby. I think Leroy is 1/2 black and cannot stand himself .

    • Leroy Goldberg

      yet another dumb-a$$.

    • ok

      Or a white Jewish man did a black momma.

    • Lyndia

      Is that what you think? I think he is a skin head or ignorant a@@ nazi.

  • sy

    Chatham is fast becoming the new Englewood. Was once a safe and well kept area.

    • Lyndia

      Yes, Chatham is changing. It use to be a middle class neighborhood and from King Drive to State St. is still very nice. However, East of King drive has changed. The streets are dirty, everybody has a burgular alarm, many of the properties as not as well kept as they were 25 years ago, the public schools in the area are horrible, and there are a lot of poor people in that area now. Many of them have come from public housing too. These factors plus others, have been instrumental in bringing that once lovely neighborhood down. East of Cottage Grove has been bad for years. That is where the killed Flukie Stokes.

  • lucky

    Replace aldermen in Chatham and Roseland!

  • g-man

    Don’t you worry—Any day now father Flakey and rev. Jack#ss will be out there protesting this black on black crime !!!!!!

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