A 20-year-old man dubbed “Harvey’s Most Wanted Criminal” was taken into custody Friday, charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting that killed a teenager and wounded his mother.
Jose Garcia Jr., 36, was charged with one count each of home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
The 20-year-old was standing in the 3000 block of North Kedzie Avenue at 11:54 p.m. when an unknown person pulled up in a vehicle and yelled gang slogans before shooting, police said.
The 35-year-old told investigators he was walking in the 4900 block of South King Drive at 2:30 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.
About 9:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue, when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Chicago Police Headquarters is about two blocks north at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.
A Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.
The family of a toddler killed by a hit-and-run driver fleeing a fatal shooting has announced a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging police are to blame for the boy’s death.
Aurora resident Gabriel G. Martinez, 22, faces counts of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Aurora police said in a statement.
About 10:10 p.m., the man was standing in the 2400 block of West Van Buren when someone got out of a gray car and fired shots, striking the man in his abdomen and leg, police said. The shooter then got back in the car and drove off onto I-290.
Samuel Galvan, 26, was arrested after the Elgin Police Department’s Major Investigations Division executed a search warrant at his home in the 700 block of North Grove Avenue, according to a statement from the police department.
The 16-year-old was standing outside in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard just after midnight when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.
About 9:40 p.m., the 20-year-old was shot in the nose and ear in the 900 block of East 130th Street, police said.
About 5:52 p.m., the 31-year-old was standing in the alley of the 6900 block of South East End Avenue when another person walked up and shot him in the ankle, police said. He also suffered a graze wound to his arm.
A suspect in the murder of seven-year-old Amari Brown earlier this month was arrested in Superior, Wis. Wednesday afternoon, police said.
About 1:20 a.m., a car headed southbound on California just past Logan clipped a parked vehicle before overturning, according to Chicago Police officers and neighbors at the scene.
Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.
A bullet-riddled car found on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago early Wednesday might have been shot in west suburban Bellwood.
A 60-year-old man who’s already spent time in prison for sexual abuse is back behind bars Tuesday after being charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old outside his west suburban home.
The fatal shooting was in the Washington Park neighborhood. About 9:40 p.m., a 26-year-old man was found shot in the head in the 5900 block of South State Street, police said. He was dead at the scene.
Just after midnight, she was on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard when two males walked up and one of them opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.