Did Michael LaPorta Jr. try to commit suicide — or did somebody else pull the trigger with an officer’s gun? More than four years later, his family is waiting for answers, CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
The nephew of a prominent community activist was critically wounded on Thursday, when he and another teenager were shot in broad daylight in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
Nicholas Heisler, 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged with murder and two counts of home invasion in connection with the shooting death of 73-year-old Elmer Brown in Hegewisch, police announced late Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.
The man, 31, was walking with two other males in the 2400 block of North Drake Avenue when someone approached them and demanded their phones, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
The 18-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Hoyne about 10:40 p.m. when a dark colored sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. The man was shot in the upper back.
The man in his 20s was in the 11300 block of South Homewood Avenue about 9:45 p.m. when he was shot, police said, citing preliminary information. He suffered a graze wound to his abdomen.
The woman — whose age was not immediately known — was standing on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Thomas Street about 10:20 p.m. when a dark colored sedan drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said. She was shot in the abdomen.
About 5:45 p.m., the 22-year-old was standing outside near the intersection of 83rd Street and South Shore Drive when a vehicle pulled up and someone got out and opened fire, police said.
Quinton Evans, 19, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of 16-year-old Devonshay Lofton, according to Chicago Police.
The woman, 20, was a front-seat passenger in a white Cadillac headed north in the 7500 block of South Stony Island Avenue about 1:10 a.m. when a white Nissan pulled in front of it and an occupant fired into the Cadillac through the windshield, police said.
The man, in his 30s, was shot about 1:10 a.m. in the 4800 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, police said.
The 44-year-old woman was standing on the front porch of a residence in the 7200 block of South Marshfield Avenue when she was shot in the abdomen at 8:45 p.m., police said.
The 22-year-old was in the back seat of a vehicle driving in the 4500 block of West Augusta Boulevard about 7:15 p.m., police said. Someone on a motorcycle drove up from behind and fired shots, striking him in the back.
A boy was shot in the face in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday night.
Authorities in northwest Indiana said they have found no reason to explain why a man shot and killed Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz last week as police were investigating his recent eviction.
Craig Anderson, 19, was shot at his home in the 2400 block of Prospect Street, according to the Lake County (Ind.) Coroner’s office.
A 21-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning when he was shot while driving in the Burnside neighborhood.
The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the deaths of a man and woman in their 20s who were discovered Wednesday with gunshot wounds in an apartment in north suburban Fox Lake.
The 31-year-old man was driving in the 5200 block of West Waveland about 1 a.m. when a blue SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said.
About 8:30 p.m., the man was shot in the foot in the 2300 block of West Adams Street, police said. He is an adult, but his exact age is not yet known, authorities said.