CHICAGO (STMW/CBS) — A west suburban man walked up to police officers in front of the 25th District station in Belmont Cragin early Friday and told them he’d been shot. He died about 45 minutes later.
Police believe 22-year-old Courtney Copeland was shot as he drove along Grand Avenue near Central about 1 a.m., CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A bullet smashed through the driver’s-side window and hit him in the back. He flagged down a police car in front of the 25th District station and was rushed to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead.
His mother is in deep despair.
“It’s not stopping in Chicago, and I just don’t understand. When is enough bloodshed enough?” Shapearl Vonta Wells says.
Police say Copeland was not a gang member. He graduated from Jones College Prep, played on the basketball team and was working as a senior manager with World Travel Ventures.
Copeland lived in the 1800 block of South Austin in Cicero.
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