UPDATED: 8 Killed In Holiday Weekend Violence

Updated 09/06/11 – 9:31 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 18-year-old boy who lost his life to gunfire in the North Lawndale neighborhood has brought the total number of deaths caused by violence in the city this Labor Day weekend to at least eight.

Sadarius Sims was shot and killed around 9:15 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South Kildare Avenue, authorities said. Someone approached on foot and fired shots, hitting him in the shoulder, according to police.

Sims was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 10:23 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

On Sunday night, a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in a street fight in the Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the city’s Far South Side.

The latest happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 600 block of East 133rd Street. Nicholas Jackson, 29, of 640 E. 133rd St. was pronounced ded at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 11:37 p.m. after being shot in the chest, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

He was fighting with several people during a street fight when a gunman pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest.

Four other men were killed on Saturday in shootings, while one was stabbed to death.

In one incident, a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Marquette Park neighborhood.

The man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as David Lucas, 38 — was shot about 2:50 p.m. in the 6500 block of South California Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Police said the man was walking when a light-colored four-door vehicle approached, a gunman exited and began shooting then fled in the vehicle.

Lucas, of the 6900 block of South Mozart Street, was pronounced dead at 4:01 p.m. Saturday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner’s office said. Police said he was shot in the chest.

Also Saturday afternoon, two men standing on an East Garfield Park neighborhood street were killed in another drive-by shooting.

The men were standing in the 2900 block of West Adams Street when the driver of a passing car pulled a gun about 12:45 p.m. and shot the men, Zala said.

The medical examiner’s office identified the men as Deandre Boatman, 18, and Devonne Polk, 34.

Boatman, of an unidentified home address, was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m. at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Polk, of the 5300 block of West Harrison Street, was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m.

Police described the vehicle as a light-colored two-door car of an unidentified make and model.

Police said both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Earlier Saturday, a gunman walked up to a 32-year-old man in a wheelchair and killed him in the North Austin neighborhood.

The victim was identified by the medical examiner’s office as Martez Benton.

About 1:45 a.m., Benton was in his wheelchair on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Division Street when a male approached him on foot and fired at him, striking him in the neck, head and back, a report from police News Affairs said.

Benton, of the 1400 block of 59th Street in Maywood, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Violence even hit the northwest corner of the trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood, where one man was killed another injured in a stabbing early Saturday.

The two were stabbed during a fight about 12:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, between Racine and Seminary avenues, police said. A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and abdomen and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he later died.

Rodney Kyles Jr., of the 5100 block of Roberta Lane in Richton Park, was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. after being stabbed in the street, according to the medical examiner’s Office.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the buttocks and was taken in good condition to Illinois Masonic.

And on Friday, a man was shot and killed while he sat on a park bench in the South Side’s Hamilton Park neighborhood, police said.

Tyrone Robertson, 20, of the 10600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, was pronounced dead at Saint Bernard Hospital at 9:36 p.m. after being shot at 449 W. 72nd St., according to the medical examiner’s Office.

He was sitting on a park bench at the park of Hamilton Park about 8:50 p.m., when shots rang out from behind the field house and struck him, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

No one was in custody for any of these homicides as of Tuesday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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  • Rebel Rouser

    Gee, Since Illinois does not permit conceal/carry, how was a gun used?? Oh, the bad guys get to carry guns. I guess the only way to stop gun violence is to ban and collect all firearms, oh, that is what Illinois wants to do. I am so stupid….why should I think I should have the legal right to carry a firearm in order to protect myself from people who want to shoot me for no reason! I am so stupid.

    • Rational mind

      Yes, you are stupid. None of these crimes were in your neighborhood.

      The answer is not more guns, it is less criminals.

      • bob dog

        How pathetically stupid of this man to dare to have a different opinion than you have. I don’t necessarily agree with him, but that doesn’t make either of us stupid.

        The fact is that Illinois is the only state in the union that does not permit concealed carry. A corollary fact is that violent crime rates have consistently dropped, permanently, in jurisdictions where concealed carry is legal. So do spare me your opinion on the subject.

      • law abiding citizen

        1100 blk of Wrightwood is near my neighborhood. I would profer to concealled carry.

      • TERRY


      • Edward F. Finnesey

        You are to be congradulated for thinking that using all caps makes anything you say more important…..Or for being too stupid to realize that your cap lock was on, Moron.

      • AtlasObjectivist

        Astounding stupidity. No mind, little lone rationality.

      • Jeffrey Pavlich

        Were the shooters African American?

      • dutch

        Is a whale’s butt fish?

      • Hollywood Hick

        “The answer is not more guns, it is less criminals.”

        THAT NUGGET OF GENIUS COURTESY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, who, in the form of a useful idiot, took a moment to unbury their collective heads from the sand and regurgitate this brilliant wisdom.

    • Ted

      I moved away from Illinois because of stuff like this and let me tell you…it was and will always be the single best decision in my life! My business, my family, my taxes, I took them all with me!

      If you want a better quality of life, the right to defend yourself and to keep more money in your pocket, I suggest you look into fleeing the nanny state.

      • Matt

        Me too! Had to get away from the excecssive crime, cold and taxes! Best move I ever made.

      • Kirsten

        We also left Illinois with all our children, including the adult ones, this summer. We moved to a western state with a culture of limited government, fiscal restraint, and open-carry. Why should my children bankroll liberal delusions and all the terrible fall-out that comes with them?

    • Straight Shot

      Well, let’s see, the two stories that stuck out this morning were 47 shot in NY and 7 shot in Cicago. The cities with the stricktest gun laws no carry etc, Oh also wasn’t Obama a community organizer in S Chicago, I am glad his policies helped clean the Southside up.

    • NWA

      Isn’t that the same things they called the Native American when the White people exited their boats? Savages! But, weren’t those White people running from a King or Queen who was oppressing them? C’mon! What about the White man who couldn’t take it and killed his wife? In a total of three days the story received three post. In two days this story about seven different people of color losing their life received over one hundred mostly racist post. Gone, you White racist Chicagoans! Show your intellect (skin color)!



      A total of four post. C’mon!


    • Tickyul Horrific

      Erm……………you are aware that Urban Americans are not too big on obeying the evil Honkies laws………..right????

  • evefromeden

    Hey, when biden said their would be chaos…

  • Foster Glenwood

    The city with the most Draconian gun laws in OmeriKa where its citizens are unarmed victims and being killed daily. When seconds count the police will be there in min, hours or not at all.

    Government can’t and won’t protect you and never will. Open carry will end this overnight. Those that don’t understand that don’t are morons, incapable of understanding reality.

    • Matt S.

      Open carry is going to end south side violence? You obviously are not familiar with the area. You probably came here from DrudgeReport with your assumption that rural red state gun laws are going to correct a culture of violence on Chicago’s south side.

      I’ve got some news for you; south siders are already carrying. It’s illegally, but they are carrying. Yet the gun violence continues. So there goes your theory.

      You gun nuts put too much faith in your guns saving you. If you know that you are being stalked and about to be shot, that is one thing. But victims of drive by shootings could have been carrying a machine gun and it wouldn’t have mattered. They are shot up before they realize what is happening. They don’t have a chance to draw and return fire.

      • buckwheat

        Matt S. : Not much problem with your thoughts, but as a resident of New Orleans, I view it differently.
        Gang-bangers shooting Gang – bangers ? No problem. Attrition will solve the problem. I will buy ammo for the losers, and throw it in the street when they need to reload.

      • Jim K

        Ceratinly you canot all those rowdy Scandinavians on the south side for causing this. There is a common demoninator here and it isn’t guns.

      • bdav

        your logic is flawed. The thugs will most definitely be much more selective when they have no idea who is packin. Just passing the conceal law will drop the gun shooting lots. Clearly, if someone is going to sneak up from behind or drive by, then there’s nothing anyone can do. But, once some of these thugs start getting killed from self defense, watch it slow down. Thugs really are cowards and fight in packs or w/ weapons.

      • LA

        “There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.” ~ Louis Armstrong

      • Edward F. Finnesey

        Thank you for clearing that up. So obviously it is the residents. Pretty much thought that anyway. As far as “victims” go, the innocent ones are surely that. I exclude any that are gang members, drug dealers, etc. Though I am sure there will many family members wailing “He was turning his life around since he got out of prison.” LoL.

      • David Jennings

        Channel 2 should have reported that all the victims were carrying. That would have done away with al lot of the stupid comments from the people against Chicago’s gun control

      • Bunky

        This is sarcasm??? Right???

      • Mark Dreifke

        Intelectually and morally bankrupt, has given up and is waiting to die.

      • Jon Weiss

        I have no illusions about a gun saving me, but I do have more faith in my neighbors being peaceful than anyone living in any part of the liberal loony bins that are NYC and Chicago,

        You see, I live in a town with both Republicans and Democrats but somehow we have all escaped the mental illness that is ‘liberalism”. While we do have guns, we have better things to do than to run around shooting and looting, unlike the liberals in the utopian enclaves.

      • Bill AstroTurf

        SO whats wrong with Drudge Report? Being “ILLEGAL” is the problem. If the D**B A**S knew it;s LEGAL to carry it changes their pea brain thinking , A LITTLE! The other thing is, get this Communist out of office, that alone will slow things down1 This POS has created hatred to it’s highest level ! DEMOCRAT is no longer a political party for the working Blue Collar , it’s the INVADED Party of the Socialist / Marxist! The sooner people wake up to that, the sooner they will be REMOVED!

  • Alex Davis

    Democrat paradise in Chicago – the Democrats destroyed the black family leading to violence, no will to be educated and black democrats in charge of dependent people in a community fooled into thinking that this situation is caused by people other than Democrats.

    NOTE TO LATINO COMMUNITY – take a good look at the black community because that’s your future if the Democrats get their way – if that’s where you want to be then vote Democrat

    • Spanky

      Democrat Plantation.

    • southrngirl77

      Well said Alex. Totally correct. I’m counting on hispanics/latinos being more conservative as most of them are deeply religious. Let’s hope so, for their sake.

      • Julie

        Oh, I really wouldn’t characterize most Latinos as “deeply relilgios.” They sure seem adept at creating babies without fathers and many of the women are already on welfare in many of our major cities. With no major ambition to become educated, we are absolutely growing a second welfare class in this country with the “growing” (i.e., illegal) hispanic population.

    • Matt

      Would take a Latino family next door then a black family ANY DAY. Very nice people.

    • Andrew

      Oh the lovely Drudge Report Traffic on here, yup the right really supports the lower income in this country…….Oh wait they want to completely gut our welfare system, give tax breaks to the top 2%, no capital gains (which none of these people could ever afford their life) How about you morons educate yourself please read this opinion from a retired GOP staffer on Capital for 30 years…..THE GOP is not the answer! http://www.truth-out.org/goodbye-all-reflections-gop-operative-who-left-cult/1314907779

  • Fanny Forbes Franklen

    The message is you are not allowed to protect yourself and should just submit to execution from the degenerates that roam the streets. http://911essentials.com

    • Ben

      Fanny, you’re everywhere!!!! Degenerates indeed…………And thats being diplomatic…….

  • NYGlenn

    Damn white people always acting like animals,,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh wait, the SOUTH side of Chicago. My bad.


      SOUTH side , oh yes my brother…testify!

    • PabloKoh

      THE WEST SIDE. That is where President Barry Sotero did his best work.

  • Alex Davis

    This is the Democratic Party paradise – the end result of years of total control by Democrats. This is what Democrats want for the rest of America – and if you don’t get off your butt and help that’s what will happen.

    Call your Republican leader and local Tea Party and offer to get involved. And put your time and money where your mouth is. – WE DO!

  • Jeff Mast

    Serves you right Chicago. Just keep on electing Democrats, just keep the guns out of the hands of the law-abiding citizens. The rest of the country won’t have to bail out Chicago/Illinois. You’ll all be dead.

  • Roger Sunderlin

    39 people killed in new york city.7 killed in Chicago.two towns where it is illegal for law abiding citizens to have guns,but legal for criminals.

    • Mike

      In new york the count is up to 47. That figure though is for people shot not people killed. There have been some fatalities but nowhere near 39/

      • Gabby Hayes

        UPDATE: 67 people shot in NYC over Holiday Weekend…

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  • Edson

    Black slaves being taken by democrats and racist media.

  • sonnu


  • Truth on the march

    Its on us white folks that we are letting black folks ruin the American Dream. We are 65% of US population and blacks are 13%. We cant blame them anymore, we are the majority and best educated and most assets. Lets fix this.

    • Matt S.

      What exactly do you suggest we do?

      • Truth on the march

        Work labor camps for anybody that is a violent offender. The kind of work camp in the deep south where you are lucky to survive the 1st year. Work and the prospect of death in a labor camp used to strike fear in these types. Make them earn their bowl of gruel and their lice infected cot. Also references criminals as as men in the media needs to cease. Boy, animal, barbarian, and any other demeaning name is appropriate. The media currently glamorizes jail time. Crush them as the family man has been crushed for 50 years.Mercy to the few has been cruelty to the many for too long.

      • BigBoa

        Eradication is the ONLY solution.

        Eradicate the ghettos, or you will fight this war in your own neighborhood.

      • Former Dem

        chain gangs worked very very well……….

    • Jack Kennedy

      dont blame me, I did not vote for obama or any of his mob enablers known as democrats

    • Tickyul Horrific

      Well, the crooks in power WANT the society to become more and more of a cesspool………Urban Americans are the Demorats stormtroopers……….their plans are working out perfectly. Keep your powder dry and your guns handy, things are gong to get very nasty.

  • Victoria

    The answer is Mo Free Stuff!

    • Former Dem

      as paid for by OTHER PEOPLE

      its the dems only solution

    • Bruce Brinkmann

      I think we should give them all the short end of a rope.

  • karl

    good guys obey gun laws, bad guys don’t.

  • small axe

    just takin out the trash

  • Tyrell McPimpscoon

    how’s that “diversity” working out for you folks in Chicago???

    • Osti

      We’re definitely not diverse here. In fact, Chicago is a super-segregated city. On the Northside, we don’t care about these shootings. The same shootings happen at the same 6 intersections week after week. I’ve lived in the same neighborhood my whole life and never seen as much as a pick pocketing. So to answer your question, the diversity thing is working wonderfully.

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  • Paul Begala

    On a lighter note…..

    …..there are now 7 less Odumbo voters for the 2012 election.


  • Sam

    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
    Robert A. Heinlein

  • David Axelrod

    Oh NO!! Seven less voters for Obama in 2012.

    • jerry

      did you forget? dead people CAN vote in ChiTown

  • WALT

    don’t go to Mexico, it’s more dangerous there, uhhh yeah right.

  • Richard Jones

    You people better not bad mout’ da Kingfish. Dis not his fault ! You bad mout’ him, and he gonna get Calhoun on yore case. Maybe Sapphire, too!!!

    • Bruce Brinkmann

      I’d Like to see Buckwheat as W.H. press secretary. At least then we’d know it was a joke.

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