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Crime

4 shot, 2 killed at party in West Pullman

Four people were shot, two of whom died, at a party in West Pullman in the early Saturday morning hours, authorities said.

4 shot, 2 killed at party in West Pullman
Crime

19-year-old charged in slaying of 7-year-old boy struck by bullet

Akeem Briscoe was apparently getting ready for bed on Oct. 26 when someone fired multiple shots in a nearby alley and a bullet struck the child in the abdomen, according to police. He later died at a hospital.

19-year-old charged in slaying of 7-year-old boy struck by bullet
Chicago News

Officer acquitted in shooting at Chicago train station

A Cook County Judge acquitted CPD Officer Melvina Bogard, 33, of aggravated battery and misconduct charges on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in relation to the February 2020 shooting and wounding of a man during a struggle at a downtown CTA train station.

Officer acquitted in shooting at Chicago train station
Crime

15-year-old girl, 44-year-old man killed in Austin triple shooting

Police said an unknown man approached a group outside a party in the Austin neighborhood late last night and opened fire.

15-year-old girl, 44-year-old man killed in Austin triple shooting
Crime

Two 13-year-old boys identified after they were found shot in vacant home in Roseland

Two 13-year-old boys who were found shot in a vacant home and later pronounced dead on Thursday morning have now been identified, authorities said.

Two 13-year-old boys identified after they were found shot in vacant home in Roseland
Law

Summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in Northern District of Illinois: November 18, 2022

Here is a brief summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois.

Summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in Northern District of Illinois: November 18, 2022
Crime

Man with Adam Toledo when he was shot by police is acquitted

Ruben Roman, 23, the man who was out with 13-year-old Adam Toledo at 2:30 a.m. before he was shot by a Chicago police officer in March 2021, was acquitted of weapons charges Friday by a Cook County Judge.

Man with Adam Toledo when he was shot by police is acquitted
Crime

Security guard killed during armed robbery at Calumet City Mall

Two men tried to rob a jewelry store at the mall but were met by the security guard, police said. The robbers then pulled out weapons and fire several rounds.

Security guard killed during armed robbery at Calumet City Mall
Crime

Austin man charged with murder, dismemberment, and concealment after body discovered in trash this week

An Austin neighborhood man was charged by Chicago Police on Tuesday with a disturbing set of felony counts after the dismembered remains of a man were found at various locations around the Austin neighborhood this week.

Austin man charged with murder, dismemberment, and concealment after body discovered in trash this week
Crime

Chicago man gets life in prison for killing 6 family members

A judge sentenced Diego Uribe Cruz to life in prison for the 2016 murder of six family members, including his 10-year-old and 13-year-old nephews, in their Gage Park bungalow on the city’s Southwest Side.

Chicago man gets life in prison for killing 6 family members