CHICAGO (CBS) — A memorial service was held Saturday for a 25-year-old man who was shot and killed during a robbery earlier this week, and his family and friends made a plea for justice.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Raymond Murray’s loved ones sang, and prayed, and released balloons in a cold rain just feet from where the armed security guard was slain as he was walking home in the South Shore neighborhood on Thursday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Parts Of Illinois And Indiana; Lake Effect Snow Lingers
Murray, 25, was walking on the 7800 block of South Jeffery Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, when he was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, about two blocks from his home.
“A young lady distracts him, talking to him. The other person, he’s around the corner. Runs up on him, shoots him,” his grandfather, Arthur Stoudemire said. “They took his gun, took his cell phone. It wasn’t even on the news, like it didn’t happen.”