(CBS) — Chicago Police have a person of interest in custody in connection with the murder of Shamiya Adams, police confirm.
Adams was killed after being struck by a random bullet at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Garfield Park. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an unannounced visit to the home of Shamiya’s family Tuesday night. He said he was there to give them comfort.
Shaneetha Goodloe moved her family two months ago to try to escape violence. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports she is now asking Mayor Emanuel to help her move again, closer to her job on Goose Island, and for counseling for both her and her sons, who are 11 and 12.
Goodloe says Emanuel did not share details of the police investigation but asked for the public’s help.
“If you know anything please keep the police involved, don’t worry about being looked at as a snitch,” said Goodloe. “That bullet was not for her. I am just asking the community to do the right thing.”
An $8,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
A fundraiser to raise money for Shamiya’s family is scheduled for Thursday at Fatso’s Last Stand at 2258 W Chicago Ave. Services for the Shamiya will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at first Baptist Congregational Church at 1613 West Washington Boulevard.