Christopher Garcia, 26, faces one count each of first-degree murder, murder while committing another forcible felony and attempted robbery with the discharge of a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
It started around 3 a.m. in nearby Markham, when police tried to pull over a GMC Envoy believed to have been stolen. The driver sped off, with the SUV’s headlights turned off, and police gave chase.
An off-duty Cook County Jail investigator was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, then exchanged gunfire with the robbers in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the North Side.
About 8:35 p.m., the 31-year-old was in the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue when two males walked up and tried to rob him, police said. The man was then shot in the back of the head.
Skokie police are looking for a man with missing fingers, after he attempted to abduct a 13 year old girl, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.
Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately in Bali. They could face the firing squad if found guilty of premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel Aug. 13.
It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.
Four males approached a home in the 5300 block of South May Street about 12:15 a.m. and knocked on the door, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. When 25-year-old Heath Huntspon came out onto the porch, one of the males produced a handgun and shot him twice in the chest.
The victim was startled by two armed men who demanded his BMW.
Police have released a photo of an SUV that sped off after hitting and seriously injuring a school crossing guard on the Far South Side last week.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports police have been looking for 28-year-old Stacy Blackwell since 2011 and if you dine out and carry an open purse, they say she was looking for you.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports Chicago cops will be testing body cams clipped to an officers uniform and also point of view cameras clipped an officer’s glasses or head gear.
With his tight jeans and his trademark preppy look, the “Skinny Jeans Bandit” kept making a clean-cut getaway.
Mayor Emanuel has laid out what he says will be his crime-fighting plan for his second term, if city voters give him one, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A 19-year-old Chicago woman facing murder charges in the death of her mother in Bali has been given access to more than $150,000 from her mother’s estate to pay her legal expenses in Indonesia.
Police found and confiscated the camera, which had been attached to wires that led into a locked basement. Sources said police were waiting for a search warrant to access that basement area, and seize any recording devices that might be inside.
A 25-year-old woman was walking in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck, and dragged her into an alley.
A 23-year-old man was standing outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. The victim was shot in the right foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.
About 8:50 p.m., the 34-year-old man was hit in the head with a gun in the 2000 block of West 68th Place, police said. After he was hit, the gun went off and he was shot in the hand.
A store clerk and an armed suspect were killed in a shootout inside a convenience store in southwest suburban Joliet Monday afternoon.