Man Shot Dead At River North Walgreens

Updated 1/21/12 at 10:39 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A man was fatally shot Friday night at a River North Walgreens store, and a suspect wanted for the murder has taken his own life.

The body of Donte Simmons, 33, was found in an alley in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue, according to Evanston police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Simmons was wanted by the Chicago Police Department for a homicide that occurred at a Walgreens at 315 W. Chicago Ave. in the River North neighborhood just before 10 p.m. Friday.

Troy Cameron, 22, was working security at the Walgreens Friday when Simmons, believed to be a former Walgreens employee, reportedly walked in and shot Cameron. He was found outside the store with multiple gun shot wounds, including one shot to the head.

Cameron might have returned fire before he died. A bullet was found lodged in the side of a CTA bus on Chicago Ave.

Walgreens spokesman Robert Elfinger said, “We are deeply saddened by this incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with our employees’ family.”

Elfinger said the company is providing information and “doing all we can to assist them.”

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report

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  • eric

    Jake sounds like you are afraid of black people!!!!!! Is it because your mom left your father for a black man?

    • Lyndia

      Don’t you be talking no sheet bout black peoples boy. Jus be mindful of your own dam bidness.

      • Jake

        I hate black people. All they do is cause problems and stick their hands out for something to be given to them (Illinois LINK cards…)

      • inalienablewrights

        Have any of the rocket scientists figured out that this kind of stuff is only rampant where people can not be legally armed?
        It this happened even in a Missouri church the perp would have been blown away.

  • Gen

    It was a ex-employee who had serious mental issues and they killed my dear friend Troy

    • Mimi

      Gen, so sorry to hear…my prayers go out to you and Troy’s family.

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  • NWA

    S.O.S……I am Son Of Satan

    • Tom

      That’s funny. THEE Yard Ape, not to be confused with your imposter.

  • John

    At least this guy’s last moments on earth were in a dark snowy cold alley with no one else around him but his own worthless self.

    Thank Christ he will not participate in our joke of a judicial system where he will be taken care of on the taxpayers dime for the rest of his life. Paddy O’Quinn would probably pardon him anyway..

    Mental illness or not, I have zero respect for anyone who interferes with the life or well-being of another. As a local resident (same building as Walgreens) it is awful that one of the nice people that worked downstairs is now gone only because of some crazy nutjob.

  • dannie


  • chico

    Too Funny…



  • Vicky

    That’s just stupid. Evil comes in all colors….and so do good people. Have some sensitivity, people; a man is dead…..we are all in this together. I am tired of reading about a shooting in Chicago every day.

    • inalienablewrights

      Then do something about it…. either get the law changed so you can carry or carry anyhow like thousands of others. A .380 is east to conceal.

    • inalienablewrights

      Then do something about it…. either get the law changed so you can carry or carry anyhow like thousands of others. A .380 is easy to conceal.

  • Afro

    I use the name Afro because it was the first thing that popped into my head. I am considered a racist in that thread because I speak out about facts such as the ones mentioned below. Now see I am not racist, the black people who are racist pizz me off. I am just sick and tired of being held accountable for sh!t that happened almost 200 years ago, all the while I see the stats growing. If anyone tries to show these facts they get labeled K K K well that’s okay with me they can call me what they want. The truth is the government keeps making laws that separate people based on race, they just sit back and keep throwing logs on the fire looking all righteous and blaming the public. They keep people separated by race everything to do with government is based on race it keeps people from uniting for a common cause. The government has created such turmoil in Chicago only to justify it’s tyrannical actions, government has the image of being righteous all the while it is the root cause of the problem but people do not listen. If you stand against the police or any government entity the sanctions handed down are severe, and stay with you your whole life, and people automatically side with government as if it were perfect. When government officials make a mistake that can’t be covered up they will fry one just to make it look good. Example; Blago, how can only one person commit the crime that he was accused of? If there was a seller there had to be a buyer. If selling dope is considered illegal then so is buying it right? Government can sell dope and guns all day long and arrest the ones buying, but when they fail to recover everything they sold it’s called the cost of doing business. I am not anti government we need a form of justice because there are bad people in the world. the people for whatever reason are like stupid cattle being lead around in circles not even realizing their day of slaughters grows nearer. What I do not understand is why. Why the people refuse to acknowledge what they see, and why the government insists on destroying peace among U.S. citizens. I know it’s along the lines of divide and conquer but what the hell are they afraid of? Maybe they are afraid it won’t be their son or daughter next in line for the position of ruler, family royalty? I don’t know. Even the police are slaves to system and have no humanity, if the government tomorrow said collect all weapons the police would be empowered to do it and they would act accordingly, in the same way they enforce the no carry laws in Illinois. They don’t care about individual rights all they care about is the system that pays them to do whatever it wants of them. Or the consequences if they refuse. I am former military and I still believe in America, but it’s foreign policy is the same as its policy here at home it keeps fueling the fighting between other nations throwing logs on the fire while sitting back and pretending to be the righteous hero so it can look good to the rest of the world I do support the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan but only because we have to extinguish a fire that our government created. Kind of like when we get over populated with rabbit’s the government with it’s controlling mentality has the wild life officials to bring in Coyotes to control the number of rabbits, now the people have to hunt and kill the Coyotes to clean up after the
    bureaucracy’s mess a mess made by those appointed by our government such as Oliver North. I know a lot of people think the Iraq war was over oil and that could have been a contributing factor among many, but myself I can’t help but wonder what we supplied to Iraq during its 8 year war with Iran that we needed to get back, perhaps it were weapons of mass destruction? I have no grounds to base that on other than the fact it appears to me that we were looking for weapons that Iraq had no means of producing and even though we did find traces of such weapons we never found any place in country that I know of where they were produced. It is to my understanding that Iraq’s Chemical weapon precursors were imported from foreign suppliers. Hmm
    Among men, blacks (28.5%) are about six times more likely than whites (4.4%)
    to be admitted to prison during their life. Among women, 3.6% of blacks and
    0.5% of whites will enter prison at least once. (U.S. Department of Justice)
    Based on current rates of incarceration, an estimated 7.9% of black males
    compared to 0.7% of white males will enter State of Federal prison by the
    time they are age 20 and 21.4% of black males versus 1.4% of white males will
    be incarcerated by age 30. (U.S. Department of Justice)
    Some have noted that more black men are in prison in America than are in
    since 1990, African Americans have accounted for more than 75% of persons
    incarcerated for drug offenses in Georgia and make up 97.7% of the people in
    that state who are given life sentences for drug offenses.
    In six California counties independently surveyed in 1995, 100% of those
    individuals sent to trial on drug charges were minorities,
    In 1997, the American Bar Association observed that quite often public
    defenders, who are most likely to be assigned to poor and largely minority
    Crime rates are down by about 25 percent from 1988-2008. 70% of prisoners in the U.S. are non whites
    The United States has the highest docmented incarceration rate in the world 743 per 100,000 population. As of the years end 2009 the U.S. rate was 743 adults incarcerated in prisons and jails per 100,000 population. At years end 2007 the United States had less than 5% of the world’s population and 23.4% of the world’s prison and jail population.
    In 2009 black non-Hispanic males were incarcerated at the rate of 4,749 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents of the same race and gender. White males were incarcerated at the rate of 708 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents. Hispanic males were incarcerated at the rate of 1,822 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents.
    blacks in prison populations exceeded the proportion of whites among state residents in every state. In twenty states, the percent of blacks incarcerated was at least five times greater than their share of resident population
    In 2010 the white population was 26,735,713 percentage of U.S. Population 8.7 %
    In 2010 the black population was 38,929,319 percentage of U.S. Population 12.6%
    When will they stop crying minority!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • GiveMeBackMyBullets

      Where do you get some of your numbers? The white population is roughly 197,000,000 or 64%.

      • Afro

        Let me elaborate just a bit here I am saying there are many races here in the U.S. with less people than the blacks and they don’t scream minority every day this was just one example the 26,735713 is accurate and refers to the White/Hispanic and Latino Americans but as I said there are many other races that have much less population than Blacks.

        I didn’t mean to spin it as if white Caucasians were 26,735,713 I pulled it off Wikki that way.

      • Afro

        It all depends on how you want to look at it, me being the optimist that I am would not say they are one of the minority races. I would say they are one of the majority races that make up our population.

      • Afro

        By Jon Christian Ryter

        March 26, 2004

        It’s now official. By 2050 whites will be the minority race in the United States. When the Census of 2050 is completed the Census Bureau estimates that the white race will become a minority in the United States. Hispanics will be the dominant race. African Americans will remain the third prevalent ethnic group in America. The question is, will the middle class white male (who already is an unrecognized minority in America) qualify for set asides, a preferential quota system and, on Capitol Hill, a “Congressional White Caucus?”

        The census prediction estimates that the white population will grow about 7% while the Hispanic population will increase by 194%. The dramatic increase in Hispanics is not due to procreation. Hispanics have a higher birth rate than any other ethnic segment of the population (an average of 3 live births per family compared to two for Whites and African Americans). But it will be the influx of both legal and illegal Hispanics of childbearing years that will tilt the scales in favor of a predominantly Hispanic America. I guess you might say Santa Ana is getting his revenge.

  • James


  • juju

    Hope everyone likes beans with them tortillas.

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