South Side: 3 Shot, 1 Murdered In Roseland

By Edward LaSalle, The Chicago Times

November 11, 2022

CHICAGO – Three people were shot with one murdered on Thursday in the Roseland neighborhood.

Chicago police said two males and a female were on the sidewalk around 2:50 pm outside of the McDonald’s on 95th Street and Lafayette Avenue when an unknown gunman opened fire on the victims.

A male victim, 29, was wounded in the torso and taken to a local hospital where he later died.

A second male victim, 27, was wounded in the back and is listed in good condition.

A female victim, 49, was shot in the right arm and is listed in serious condition.

No suspect is in custody.

Pilsen: Teenager Shot In Moving Car

By The Chicago Times Staff

November 11, 2022

CHICAGO – A teenager was shot while riding in a car Thursday night in Pilsen.

According to police, the 16-year-old victim was in a car traveling in the 2000 block of South Carpenter Street around 8:40 pm.  The victim claims he witnessed a man and woman standing on the sidewalk on South Carpenter Street. The man allegedly pulled  a gun out of the woman’s purse and opened fire on the vehicle occupied by the victim.  The victim was wounded in the neck and taken to an area hospital where he is listed in fair condition.

Three Shot On North Side

By J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times

November 10, 2022

CHICAGO –  Three men were shot, one fatally, on Wednesday night in Rogers Park on Chicago’s North Side.

According to police, around 8:50 pm, the three victims were standing on the sidewalk near North Clark Street and West Wallen Avenue when shots were fired by an unknown gunman.

A 29-year-old victim was wounded in the chest and taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 43-year-old victim was shot in the abdomen and taken to an area hospital and is listed in fair condition.

A 48-year-old victim was shot in the face and taken to an area hospital and is listed in fair condition.

Chicago: Man Shot In Face On North Side

By The Chicago Times Staff

October 29, 2022

CHICAGO – A man was shot in the face inside a parked vehicle Saturday morning on the North Side.

According to police, around 5:30 am, the 20-year-old victim was sitting in his car in the 3500 block of West Sunnyside Avenue when a gunman opened fire and struck the victim in the face.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Police are investigating and ask that any good citizens with information leading to arrest contact Area Five Detectives.

Woman Shot Dead, Man Wounded While Driving On DuSable Lake Shore Drive

By The Chicago Times Staff

October 25, 2022

CHICAGO – A woman was shot dead and a man was wounded while driving on DuSable Lake Shore Drive Tuesday.

According to police, around 1:20 pm the two victims were driving southbound in the 4500 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive when shots were fired.

The 26-year-old victim was shot in the head, and the 31-year-old victim was wounded in the torso and legs.

Both victims were taken to an area hospital where they were initially listed in critical condition.  The female victim was later pronounced dead.

Police are still investigating.

Chicago: Police Officer Who Shot Adam Toledo To Face Evidentiary Hearing

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

October 21, 2022

CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer could be dismissed for the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo after the Chicago Police Board ruled against the objection of Chicago police leadership.

On Thursday, Police Board President Ghian Foreman ruled in favor of COPA and will now convene a board disciplinary hearing where all eight members will decide if Stillman should be fired.

“It is my opinion, based on thorough reviews of the material, the parties and the public will benefit from a full evidentiary hearing on this matter, and so referring this matter for a hearing before the police board is the appropriate next step,” Foreman said in a statement.

On March 29, 2021, Stillman pursued Toledo into an alley in Little Village and shot the teenager just as he dropped a handgun to raise his hands.

Chicago’s police oversight agency, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, recommended that Officer Eric Stillman be fired from the department.  COPA determined that Stillman acted inconsistently with department foot-pursuit policy and committed an improper use of deadly force.  However, Police Superintendent David Brown disagreed with the COPA recommendation and recommended suspending Stillman for five days for failing to activate his body camera.

Tim Grace, Stillman’s attorney, said the board’s decision was extremely disappointing.

“The Cook County state’s attorney’s office investigated this case and correctly concluded that the use of force by Officer Stillman was proper and consistent with Illinois law.  The members of the Chicago Police Department are asked to work under amazingly difficult circumstances, yet still come to work each day to protect the citizens from the gun-wielding offenders who terrorize our City. Adam Toledo’s death is a tragedy, but a tragedy that was caused by the gang he chose to associate with. His death was due to that association, not by the actions of Officer Stillman,” said Grace.

According to Cook County State’s Attorney  Kim Foxx, whose office declined to criminally charge Stillman, the events leading to the Toledo shooting began on March 29, 2021 when officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert and observed Toledo and 22-year-old Ruben Roman running from the scene.  After chasing Toledo down an alley for nearly a block, Stillman saw a handgun in Toledo’s right hand and shouted at him to drop the weapon. 

As Toledo began to turn toward Stillman with his left hand raised up in front of his body and his right hand lowered at his side, Stillman fired a single shot into Toledo as he dropped the handgun.

“The timing of these actions was within 1 second.  To be precise, it was estimated to be 838 milliseconds.” Foxx said in a statement

Police records noted that Stillman immediately requested an ambulance and performed CPR the moment Toledo fell to the ground.  Foxx also admitted that Stillman reacted to the perceived threat presented by Adam Toledo, in which Stillman believed at the time was turning toward him to shoot him.