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    Mark Makela/Getty Images A 32-year-old man was killed in a shootout with Illinois police Saturday after he was identified as a suspect in a string of fatal shootings across Chicago and Evanston, according to multiple news reports.  The Chicago Tribune reported Jason Nightengale was named as the suspect in a crime spree that took place at a parking garage, apartment building lobby, convenience store, and an IHOP.  According to CNN, the incident is under investigation and a motive is unknown.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 32-year-old man was fatally shot by Illinois police after shooting multiple people and taking a woman hostage during a crime spree in Chicago and Evanston, according to multiple reports.  The suspect in three deadly shootings that rang out early Saturday was identified as Jason Nightengale, who was killed after a shootout with police, The Chicago Tribune reported. Chicago Police Superintendent...
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    CHICAGO (CBS) — The first victim to die in a deadly shooting spree that went through multiple South Side neighborhoods and ended in north suburban Evanston has been identified. The University of Chicago Sunday identified the man as Yiran Fan, a 30-year-old PhD student in a joint program of the Booth School of Business and the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. Fan came from China to study in the United States. He was in the fourth year of his program and hoped to propose his dissertation later this year. Fan’s family in China has now been notified, and university representatives are in contact to offer support, according to a release from the University of Chicago. Fan and a building security guard in Kenwood were among those who were shot and killed. The suspect, identified as Jason Nightengale, 32, was shot and killed by police in Evanston hours after the rampage...
    Four people, including the suspect, died during a shooting spree Saturday that began in the afternoon and lasted hours, the Chicago Police Department said. The suspect began the shooting spree at approximately 1:50 p.m. in a Chicago parking lot, police said, according to ABC News. The shooting ended in the evening in Evanston, Illinois, a town on the outskirts of Chicago. “Thanks to the bravery of [Evanston Police Department] police officers and with the support of [Chicago police] officers, a violent criminal and his murderous rampage was stopped,” Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown tweeted. Thanks to the bravery of @EvanstonPD police officers and with the support of @Chicago_Police officers, a violent criminal and his murderous rampage was stopped. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/ASHaGgwZf9 — Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) January 10, 2021 The man entered the parking lot then shot and killed a 30-year-old man, later identified as...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Seven people have been shot and at least three of the victims killed after a shooting rampage that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday, according to Chicago police.Chicago police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale. Nightengale was killed by Evanston Police, marking the end to an hours-long shooting spree.Cook County Court records obtained by the I-Team early Sunday reveal a lengthy series of arrests and prosecutions for Nightengale, beginning in 2005 for gun and drug violations, criminal trespass, theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless conduct and domestic violence.Nightengale lived on North Artesian Avenue at the time of the first arrest 16 years ago, investigators said.The most recent case against the man in Cook County, prior to Saturday's shooting spree, was a domestic battery lodged in October 2019.There was a court order of protection slapped on Nightengale that he violated, according to records.The protection order...
    CHICAGO -- A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago's South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city.Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attacks, which began Saturday afternoon with the killing of a 30-year-old University of Chicago student who was shot in the head while sitting in his car in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. He didn't release any of the victims' names.The shooter, 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, then "just randomly" walked into an apartment building a block away, where he shot a 46-year-old security guard who was sitting at the desk and a 77-year-old woman who was getting her mail, Brown said. The guard was pronounced dead at a hospital...
    CHICAGO -- A gunman killed at least three people and wounded several others in a series of shootings in the Chicago area Saturday before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in a news briefing the shootings started in Chicago at 1:50 p.m. (2:50 p.m. ET) Saturday when the suspect -- identified by police as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale -- entered a parking garage and shot a 30-year-old man sitting in his vehicle, who died from his injuries at the scene.Moments later, the gunman entered the vestibule of an apartment building a few blocks away, police said. He asked to use a phone and fired shots at a building security guard. The woman was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later, according to police.A 77-year-old woman getting her mail in the same building was also shot in...
    A gunman was shot dead by police after they said he went on a shooting spree around the Chicago area overnight, killing four victims and wounding at least three others.    The shootings began in Chicago on the South Side around 1:50pm local time on Saturday afternoon, when a suspect identified as Jason Nightengale, 32, opened fire on a 30-year-old University of Chicago student while he was sitting in his car, killing him. Jason Nightengale, the 32-year-old suspect, was previously charged for domestic battery, among other charges The deceased student has not been identified publicly.  According to The Chicago-Tribune, Nightengale next turned his sights on an apartment building. Once inside, Nightengale allegedly shot a 46-year-old security guard for the building, who later died at a hospital. He also shot a 77-year-old woman on the right side of her head while she was retrieving her mail - she's in critical condition at...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago’s South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city. Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attacks, which began Saturday afternoon with the killing of a 30-year-old University of Chicago student who was shot in the head while sitting in his car in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. He didn’t release any of the victims’ names. The shooter, 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, then “just randomly” walked into an apartment building a block away, where he shot a 46-year-old security guard who was sitting at the desk and a 77-year-old woman who was getting her mail, Brown said. The guard was pronounced dead...
    CHICAGO -- Seven people were shot and at least five of the victims killed after a shooting rampage that stretched from Chicago to the nearby city of Evanston Saturday, according to police.Chicago police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale. Nightengale was killed by Evanston Police, marking the end to an hours-long shooting rampage.Cook County Court records obtained by our sister station WLS-TV early Sunday reveal a lengthy series of arrests and prosecutions beginning in 2005 for gun and drug violations, criminal trespass, theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless conduct and domestic violence.Leading up to the shootings, Nightengale posted slurred and rambling social media videos, according to law enforcement sources.A 30-year-old University of Chicago student is among the victims killed in Nightengale's shooting spree, police said. Another victim was a woman who was shot after she was taken hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, according to Evanston police.Just...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Seven people have been shot and at least five of the victims killed after a shooting rampage that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday, according to Chicago police.Chicago police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale. Nightengale was killed by Evanston Police, marking the end to an hours long shooting spree.Cook County Court records obtained by the I-Team early Sunday reveal a lengthy series of arrests and prosecutions beginning in 2005 for gun and drug violations, criminal trespass, theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless conduct and domestic violence.Nightengale lived on N. Artesian at the time of the first arrest 16 years ago, investigators said.The most recent case against the man in Cook County, prior to Saturday's shooting spree, was a domestic battery lodged in October 2019.There was a court Order of Protection slapped on Nightengale that he violated, according to records.The protection order appears to...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings that started on Chicago’s South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city. Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attacks, which began Saturday afternoon with the killing of a 30-year-old University of Chicago student who was shot in the head while sitting in his car in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. He didn’t release any of the victims’ names. The shooter, 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, then “just randomly” walked into an apartment building a block away, where he shot and a 46-year-old security guard who was sitting at the desk and a 77-year-old woman who was getting her mail, Brown said. The guard was pronounced dead at a hospital...
    A woman who was held hostage during a shooting spree Saturday that stretched from Chicago to Evanston, Ill., reportedly died early Sunday, potentially bringing the death toll from the rampage to five – including the suspect – according to reports. At least two other people, and possibly a third, were critically wounded, reports said. The shooting of a 15-year-old girl was still being investigated, according to police. "But for the brave conduct of Evanston police officers, many more people would have been injured," Chicago police Supt. David Brown told the Chicago Sun-Times. "But for the brave conduct of Evanston police officers, many more people would have been injured."— Supt. David Brown, Chicago policeThe suspect was identified as Jason Nightengale, 32. Authorities said he killed three people randomly in Chicago and wounded several others, then traveled to Evanston, north of the city, where he shot and wounded a woman at an...
    (CNN)A gunman killed at least three people and wounded several others in a series of shootings in the Chicago area Saturday before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in a news briefing the shootings started in Chicago at 1:50 p.m. (2:50 p.m. ET) Saturday when the suspect -- identified by police as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale -- entered a parking garage and shot a 30-year-old man sitting in his vehicle, who died from his injuries at the scene. Soldier charged after 3 killed in December shooting at Illinois bowling alleyMoments later, the gunman entered the vestibule of an apartment building a few blocks away, police said. He asked to use a phone and fired shots at a building security guard. The woman was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later, according to police. A 77-year-old woman...
    CHICAGO — A gunman went on an hours-long rampage Saturday, shooting at least seven people in five separate incidents throughout the South Side and Evanston before being killed in a shootout with Evanston Police, authorities say. Three people were killed and at least four others were critically hurt, the victims ranging from 15 to 81 years old, police said, describing most of the attacks as random. In the midst of the attacks, the shooter also accosted someone he knew and stole his car, and shot at a police car near the scene of one of his earlier attacks. The shootings started just before 2:00 p.m. in East Hyde Park, according to Chicago Police, who believe the same man is responsible for all the attacks. Around 1:50 p.m., a 30-year-old man was sitting inside his car in a parking garage in the 5300 block of South East End when the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Seven people have been shot and at least five of the victims killed after a shooting rampage that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday, according to Chicago police.A University of Chicago student is among the victims killed in the shooting spree, CPD said. Another victim was a woman who was shot after she was taken hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, according to Evanston police.RELATED: Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 7 shot, 1 killed across cityChicago police identified the suspect as Jason Nightengale. Nightengale is also dead after a police-involved shooting, officials said.Crime scene tape winds around the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, marking one of the spots in what is believed to be a random shooting spree.About 2:40 p.m., a person entered the vestibule of an apartment building in the 4900 block of South East End Avenue and asked to use a phone before opening...
    More On: chicago Chicago restaurant under fire after owners head to DC riots: report Chicago push to reopen city schools becomes more contentious Chicago teen with no underlying conditions dies from COVID-19 How a haircut led to COVID-19 deaths of couple married for 59 years At least three people were killed and five others hurt in a shooting spree in and around Chicago, according to reports. One of the dead includes the suspected gunman, who was apparently shot and killed by police, according to NBC’s Chicago affiliate. The rampage began Saturday afternoon in the city’s Kenwood neighborhood, where a woman was fatally shot and another seriously hurt, according to local station WGN9. A University of Chicago student was then shot and killed in a parking lot nearby, the station reported. As officers confronted the gunman, he allegedly ran into an IHOP in Evanston, a city 12 miles north...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Seven people have been shot, four killed after a shooting rampahe that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday.A University of Chicago student is among the victims killed in the shooting spree, Chicago police said. Another victim was a woman who was shot after she was taken hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, according to Evanston police.RELATED: Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 7 shot, 1 killed across cityEvanston Police responded to a call about a man with a gun at an Evanston CVS store near Asbury and Howard. When they arrived, the suspect ran across the street to an IHOP, where he shot a woman he allegedly took hostage, according to Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook.EMBED More News Videos A person was shot by police Saturday in Lawndale on the West Side. Two women were also shot, one fatally, Saturday in Kenwood on the South Side,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least four people have been shot, two killed after what police are calling a shooting spree that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday.A University of Chicago student is among the victims killed in the shooting spree, Chicago police said. Another victim was a woman who was shot after she was taken hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, according to Evanston police.RELATED: Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 7 shot, 1 killed across cityEvanston Police responded to a call about a man with a gun at an Evanston CVS store near Asbury and Howard. When they arrived, the suspect ran across the street to an IHOP, where he shot a woman he allegedly took hostage, according to Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook.EMBED More News Videos A person was shot by police Saturday in Lawndale on the West Side. Two women were also shot, one fatally, Saturday...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A gunman was shot dead by officers in Evanston after he took a woman hostage and shot her, police said. The shooting may be connected to an earlier incident miles away in the Kenwood neighborhood in which one woman was shot dead and another was injured. Evanston police Chief Demitrous Cook told reporters police were called at 5:30 p.m. for shots fired inside a CVS drugstore at 101 Asbury Ave. at Howard Street. Asbury is the Evanston extension of Western Avenue. #BREAKING update soon on #Evanston shooting at Western & Howard. Police Chief says man w/ gun took woman hostage at CVS store & shot her at an IHOP across the street. Officers then shot suspect. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/nMnlTtWP50 — Steven Graves (@StevenGravesTV) January 10, 2021 Afterward, the man ran across the street to the IHOP at 100 Asbury Ave. and took a woman hostage. He...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least four people have been shot, two killed after what police are calling a shooting spree that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday.One victim was a woman who was shot after she was taken hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, police said.RELATED: 2 shot, 1 fatally, in Kenwood shooting on South Side: policeEvanston Police responded to a call about a man with a gun at an Evanston CVS store near Asbury and Howard. When they arrived, the suspect ran across the street to an IHOP, where he shot a woman he allegedly took hostage, according to Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook.The man then led police on a chase eastbound on Howard, where they exchanged gunfire, officials said.RELATED: Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 7 shot, 1 killed across cityOfficials also said they believe the man may have been involved in other incidents in Chicago on...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least four people have been shot, two killed after what police are calling a shooting spree that stretched from Chicago to Evanston Saturday.One victim was a woman who was shot after she was taken hostage at an IHOP in Evanston, police said.RELATED: 2 shot, 1 fatally, in Kenwood shooting on South Side: policeEvanston Police responded to a call about a man with a gun at an Evanston CVS store near Asbury and Howard. When they arrived, the suspect ran across the street to an IHOP, where he shot a woman he allegedly took hostage, according to Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook.The man then led police on a chase eastbound on Howard, where they exchanged gunfire, officials said.RELATED: Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 7 shot, 1 killed across cityOfficials also said they believe the man may have been involved in other incidents in Chicago on...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There is growing support for Anjanette Young, who was the target of a botched Chicago Police raid. On Saturday, hundreds of people representing Black sororities and fraternities held a caravan as part of their push for police reform. They drove their cars past Chicago Public Safety Headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. Some honked their horns and displayed signs calling for an end to no-knock raids. A CBS 2 Investigation uncovered Young’s case last month, nearly two years after officers wrongly raided her home. Young has handcuffed naked and terrified during the raid. Police were looking for a different person. The Young case has gained national attention and even sparked calls for a congressional hearing on police misconduct. Also From CBS Chicago: Brad Rukstales Of Inverness, Arrested At U.S. Capitol Riot, Apologizes And Expresses Embarrassment Hackers Stole $2,000 From Woman’s Account, But Bank Wouldn’t Give Her...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded in the Fernwood neighborhood late Saturday afternoon. The girl was traveling in the back seat of a vehicle in the 10300 block of South Halsted Street when shots were fired, and the driver’s side passenger window shattered, police said. The girl realized she had been shot in the head, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. No one was in custody late Saturday. Area Two detectives were investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: Brad Rukstales Of Inverness, Arrested At U.S. Capitol Riot, Apologizes And Expresses Embarrassment Hackers Stole $2,000 From Woman’s Account, But Bank Wouldn’t Give Her Refund Until CBS 2 Got Involved Sen. Tammy Duckworth Calls For First-Term Rep. Mary Miller To Resign For Comments About Hitler Being ‘Right On One Thing’
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are issuing an alert about a string of thefts on the Near North Side.In some cases, police said two men are hijacking cars and then using them to commit other crimes.RELATED: 2 Lakeview armed robberies take place minutes apart, Chicago police sayIn the past few days there have been at least seven reported incidents, spanning from Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood into the downtown area, according to CPD.Police said in these incidents, the offenders stole a vehicle with keys inside the ignition and then used that vehicle to commit a string of other crimes including additional vehicle and property thefts throughout the city and suburbs.In at least one incident, police said the suspects were armed with guns.RELATED: Reported carjackings more than double in 2020: policeThe first reported incident took place on the 2600 block of W. Fitch on January 6 in the City's West Ridge neighborhood,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were in the hospital late Saturday after a shooting in Lawndale. It happened around 3 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue. A Chicago Police officer fired a weapon during the incident, but it was unclear late Saturday afternoon who shot whom. A 20-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, while a 29-year-old man was taken to Rush University Medical Center in an unknown condition. Police released a photo of an offender’s gun. Offender’s firearm recovered at scene. pic.twitter.com/VlPPbI8wFD — Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 9, 2021 The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is also investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: Brad Rukstales Of Inverness, Arrested At U.S. Capitol Riot, Apologizes And Expresses Embarrassment Hackers Stole $2,000 From Woman’s Account, But Bank Wouldn’t Give Her Refund Until CBS 2 Got Involved Sen. Tammy Duckworth Calls For First-Term Rep. Mary...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One woman is dead and another was injured in a shooting in the Kenwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened at 2:45 p.m. in the 4900 block of South East End Avenue, police said. Ne woman was shot once in the face and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in an unknown condition, police said. The other was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the same hospital. Further details were not immediately available. Also From CBS Chicago: Brad Rukstales Of Inverness, Arrested At U.S. Capitol Riot, Apologizes And Expresses Embarrassment Hackers Stole $2,000 From Woman’s Account, But Bank Wouldn’t Give Her Refund Until CBS 2 Got Involved Sen. Tammy Duckworth Calls For First-Term Rep. Mary Miller To Resign For Comments About Hitler Being ‘Right On One Thing’
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Federal prosecutors are planning to open a murder investigation following the death of a Capitol police officer. Brian Sicknick was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during mob action in Washington, D.C. and collapsed. He died at the hospital The 12-year veteran is the fifth person to die in that attack. Hours after Sicknick was savagely beaten, Chicago’s police union president John Catanzara said in an interview that the rioters were just “trespassing” and “no one was hurt.” His comments drew a rebuke from the national Fraternal Order of Police. They wrote, “The national FOP rejects mischaracterization and sees the incident for it was — a violent mob of looters and vandals, visiting fear and destruction on one of our most sacred spaces, who should be held accountable for their actions and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Catanzara offered his own apology, saying...
    CHICAGO -- The president of the Chicago Police officers' union apologized Friday for defending the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and downplaying this week's violence that left four people dead.In a statement posted on Facebook, John Catanzara, called his "poorly worded" comments made during an interview with WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station, a lapse in judgment."I certainly would never justify any attacks on citizens, democracy or law enforcement," he wrote.RELATED: Chicago police union president defends pro-Trump protesters at US Capitol riotCatanzara has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump. In the initial comments, he characterized participants as supporters of the president who believed- as Trump has falsely claimed repeatedly-that the election had been stolen. Catanzara, who said he, too, believes that "something shady" had happened to secure the election for former Vice President Joe Biden, said the crowd had merely "pushed past security" and did not engage...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the Chicago Police officers’ union apologized Friday for defending the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and downplaying this week’s violence that left four people dead. In a statement posted on Facebook, John Catanzara, called his “poorly worded” comments made during an interview with WBEZ, Chicago’s public radio station, a lapse in judgment. “I certainly would never justify any attacks on citizens, democracy or law enforcement,” he wrote. Catanzara has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump. In the initial comments, he characterized participants as supporters of the president who believed— as Trump has falsely claimed repeatedly—that the election had been stolen. Catanzara, who said he, too, believes that “something shady” had happened to secure the election for former Vice President Joe Biden, said the crowd had merely “pushed past security” and did not engage in violent acts such as...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Even after apologizing for his defense of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in an attack that has now claimed at least five lives, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara is under fire from the national police union for what it called a “gross mischaracterization” of the riot. In an interview with WBEZ public radio, Catanzara on Wednesday said he understood the motives behind the storming of the Capitol, which has led to five deaths, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer who died a day after Catanzara falsely claimed “There’s no, obviously, violence in this crowd.” Even before Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died of injuries suffered in the attack, it was public knowledge that rioters had injured several police officers, and a woman had been shot and killed by police as she tried to climb through a window to gain...
    The leader of Chicago's police union downplayed the damage caused by the thousands of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this week. “There was no arson. There was no burning of anything. There was no looting. There was very little destruction of property,” John Catanzara, the president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, told WBEZ in an interview on Wednesday evening. “It was a bunch of pissed off people that feel an election was stolen, somehow, some way.” He added: “It’s an inconvenience at this point, is all it is. This is not some mass insurrection, coup attempt. They’re not destroying or burning down the fricking Capitol building. This hyperbole and this emotion that the media is spewing now, like this is some kind of end-of-times scenario, is ridiculous.” His remarks drew swift condemnation from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot over Twitter. “This wasn’t...
    Loading the player... John Catanzara, who was elected last May as the president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, is defending the people who participated in the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol that resulted in the death of a police officer.  “There was no arson, there was no burning of anything, there was no looting, there was very little destruction of property,” Catanzara told WBEZ in a Wednesday evening phone interview. “It was a bunch of pissed-off people that feel an election was stolen, somehow, some way.” John Catanzara, elected last May as the president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, defended the people who participated in Wednesday’s violent siege of the U.S. Capitol that resulted in a police officer’s death. Catanzara — who was reprimanded in 2017 for posing with a sign supporting Trump while wearing his uniform — told the local news outlet that...
    A Chicago Police union boss has downplayed the violence of the MAGA mob that stormed the Capitol and repeated Donald Trump's claims the election was rigged. John Catanzara was labelled 'delusional and disrespectful' by Mayor Lori Lighfoot after saying he sympathised with the frustrations of the rioters on Wednesday. Five people died during the storming of legislature, including a police officer who was allegedly struck over the head with a fire extinguisher by a Trump supporter. But Catanzara, who was speaking on Wednesday night before fatalities had been confirmed, told WBEZ radio on Wednesday night: 'There was no arson, there was no burning of anything, there was no looting, there was very little destruction of property.  Catanzara, holding a 'thin blue line' American flag in solidarity with the police, faces off with a man in a photo uploaded to his Facebook page Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took to Twitter...
    CICERO, Ill. (CBS) — A new year, a new push by parents in Cicero. They want to know why years – in some cases more than a decade – have gone by without any movement in their sons’ homicide cases. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside their fight for justice. It might border high-crime areas of Chicago, but the town of Cicero’s average amount of homicides each year can be counted on one finger. This group falls into the small but unfortunate category of victims’ parents. Thirty-year-old Lino Diaz left behind two kids with their grandma when he was shot and killed in 2012. “I know those boys hurt for their dad,” said his mother, Genie Neida Hernandez. Then there’s Kevin Anthony Sanders, whose mom has been grieving for more than a decade. “I miss him more as the time goes by. It gets harder, definitely harder,”...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot clashed Thursday with the head of the city's police union after he downplayed the actions of rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. "Shame on them for what they did, but it was out of frustration," John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, who was elected last May to represent the city’s police officers, told WBEZ-FM in Chicago. "There’s no fights. There’s no, obviously, violence in this crowd. They pushed past security and made their way to the Senate chamber. Did they destroy anything when they were there? No." The riot left one woman fatally shot, three others dead from medical emergencies and at least one police officer dead from unspecified injuries. Damage to the Capitol included broken windows and ransacked offices. Police also confiscated guns, pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails, according to WBEZ. TRUMP CONDEMNS 'HEINOUS ATTACK' ON CAPITOL, CALLS FOR 'HEALING AND RECONCILIATION...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 19-year-old man was shot inside a vehicle which went on to crash, leaving a 15-year-old boy injured, in the Roseland neighborhood Thursday. At 12:03 p.m., the 19-year-old was in a vehicle in the 9700 block of South State Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The victim had been shot in the back and later crashed into a parked vehicle, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition. It was later revealed that the 15-year-old boy was injured in the crash, and he was taken to the U of C’’s Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said. Late Thursday, no one was in custody and Area Two detectives were investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: Many Feel Storming Of U.S. Capitol Was Allowed To Happen, And It Highlights Double Standards When It Comes To Race...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former Capitol Police Chief Terry Gainer said his old department was out-manned and outmaneuvered by violent extremists who were riled up by President Trump himself.Gainer, who is also a former Chicago cop and Illinois State Police director, watched the U.S. Capitol fall Wednesday to violent extremists, vandals and looters, most who were not from D.C.RELATED: Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob; chief will resign"What was unprecedented was the President of the United States at the other end of Constitution incited those people and really lit the match," he said.Gainer has walked with presidents up the aisle for the State of the Union Address, and he's coordinated security for foreign leaders and major names, beginning in his hometown of Chicago."My first assignment in 1968 out of the Chicago Police Academy was the '68 Democratic Convention. And then the Days of Rage, when I was...
    The president of Chicago’s police union came to the defense of the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol Wednesday, arguing that referring to the the demonstrators as “treasonous” is “beyond ridiculous and ignorant.”  In a phone interview Wednesday evening with Chicago public radio station WBEZ, John Catanzara, who leads the city’s Fraternal Order of Police, claimed that the riots, which led to five deaths and many more injuries, was the result of “a bunch of pissed-off people that feel an election was stolen, somehow, some way.” “There was no arson, there was no burning of anything, there was no looting, there was very little destruction of property,” Catanzara told the local news outlet.  Catanzara said that he stands by Trump’s disputed claims of a “stolen” election, which initially served as the basis for Wednesday’s protests.  “I don’t have any doubt that something shady happened in this election,” Catanzara said. “You’re not going to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara defended the pro-Trump protest that turned into a riot, with supporters storming the Capitol Wednesday and trashing the sacred halls of democracy.He said while he was horrified at the chaos, the vast majority of people in attendance were "peaceful protesters."Catanzara insisted it was "a handful of people" who were the problem, despite video of massive crowds swarming and breaking into the halls of Congress."Disgraceful," Catanzara said. "All the way around. A handful of people out of a crowd of 450,000 plus, decided to take the law into their own hands and swarm a building they should have obviously even entered."At a rally before the chaos, the president himself said he'd march with the mass and encouraged the crowd of tens of thousands to take matters into their own hands.Catanzara has been a staunch advocate for Trump and his "law and...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- From politicians to community organizers to regular people, many in the Black community and beyond have noted stark differences between the police treatment of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and Black Lives Matter protesters last summer."If that had bene a group of Black Lives Matter protesting, they would have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the capitol," President-Elect Joe Biden said.That contrast was not lost on many in the Black community, who recall a much different scene from last June. Then, hundreds of officers in riot gear fired tear gas and physically beat people during a mostly peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington D.C. as they cleared a path for President Trump to walk from the White House to St. John's Church down the street for a photo op of him holding a bible.RELATED: Capitol Police rejected...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police rescued a man and a fellow officer Tuesday, who had fallen through the ice at the Humboldt Park Lagoon.Chicago police said a man was kneeling in the middle of the frozen lagoon, and an officer was trying to help him to safety about 5:30 p.m.But, in the process, the ice cracked, and they both fell in.Other responding officers were able to get the officer and victim to safety.RELATED: Teens form human chain to rescue 2 kids from icy pond in New JerseyEMBED More News Videos A New Jersey family is grateful for five teenage boys who formed a human chain to rescue two kids from an ice-cold pond. "We're here to remind the public, as the weather begins to change, stay away from any large body of water," an officer said. "Do not venture off into the ice; it may look safe, but it's not."Police...
    Violence and unrest erupted outside Trump-affiliated buildings across the country following hours of mayhem on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., according to reports and posts shared on social media. Within hours of the U.S. Capitol being secured from a mob of pro-Trump supporters, demonstrators took to the streets in and around Trump-named buildings, such as those in New York City, Chicago and Washington D.C., police said and photos show. DC POLICE SAY 4 DEAD, 52 ARRESTED AFTER CHAOS AT CAPITOL In the nation’s capital, police said Wednesday evening they were investigating a stabbing at an intersection in front of Trump International Hotel, at Pennsylvania Avenue NW  and 12 St NW. Police could not immediately be reached for an update on the stabbing. PROTESTERS DESCEND ON NATION’S STATE CAPITALS AS CHAOS UNFOLDS IN DC In New York City, approximately 125 protesters swarmed the streets surrounding Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where photographs show...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Police are investigating a serious crash Thursday morning that left damage in West Rogers Park. A vehicle hit a building, tree and a light police before landing on the sidewalk near Western and Farwell. The impact of the crash knocked down some power lines. Police said the driver was speeding. No one was in the car when officers arrived. This is a developing story.  Also From CBS Chicago: Car Has Been Abandoned On East 69th Street For More Than A Year As 311 Complaint Was Closed, But Never Completed People Wait Several Hours To Enter Chicago DMV Facility Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Claims, The Chicago Police Department Isn’t Tracking Wrong Raids Like The One On Anjanette Young’s Home
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 6-year-old boy died during a house fire Wednesday night in Chicago's Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the far South Side.Chicago police said the boy was rushed to Roseland Community Hospital, but he did not survive.At around 9:45 p.m., a fire broke out inside a home in Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side, near South Evans and Lyons Avenue.Police said four other children, ages 13, 5, 4, and 1 were able to get out of the building with the help of a neighbor.The 6-year-old boy was found inside a bedroom.RELATED: Englewood fire at 2 homes leaves 4 hurt, CFD saysThere were no adults in the house, officials said.The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has not yet released details on the child who died, including the boy's name and exact cause of death.Chicago police are investigating, and fire officials are working to determine what caused the blaze.
    A heavy police presence was seen near Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday night, where anti-Trump protesters were gathering after a day of violence on Capitol Hill in Washington. Videos posted to social media showed NYPD officers lined up behind metal barricades near the tower, the 58-floor mixed use skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan where businessman Donald Trump launched his candidacy for president in 2015. PROTESTERS DESCEND ON NATION'S STATE CAPITALS AS CHAOS UNFOLDS IN DC Other police officers were seen fanning out in the area, encouraging people to leave the vicinity. WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE The iconic building has been the frequent site of demonstrations both for and against the president over the years, having become one of the most familiar sites associated with the nation’s 45th president. When Americans went to the polls on Election Day on Nov. 3, the building saw a heavy...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A shooting on Chicago's South Side has left two people killed Wednesday morning, police said.The shooting occurred in the 800-block of West 75th Street at about 4:58 a.m.Police said one person was shot in the head while inside a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.A 31-year-old man was shot in the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The man later died at the hospital, police said.Authorities have not released the identity of either victim.Police said the male suspect was in a silver vehicle. No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.
    CHICAGO (AP) — The release of video from an officer’s body camera showing a woman on the ground after being struck by a police SUV marks the second time in less than a month that Chicago police video dating back to 2019 has been made public after the city fought to keep it private. The video released by an activist this week shows Martina Standley approach and apparently touch a searchlight affixed to the SUV in the South Shore neighborhood on Nov. 13, 2019, before she is struck. The officer climbs out and walks around the front of the SUV, where she is bleeding. The officer can be heard saying, “Girl, ain’t nobody hit you like that” before he spots her on the ground and utters an expletive. He then can be heard calling for an ambulance, telling the dispatcher: “A accident, uh, we hit a pedestrian that was banging...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Carjackings in Chicago are out of control, and one police sergeant whose job it is to crack down on those carjackings has found himself in trouble of his own – charged with drunken driving. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday night, this is not the first time. As Chicago Police try to get a handle on the skyrocketing number of carjackings in the city, Chicago Police Sgt. Thomas Parham – who works to solve and prevent them – spent some of his day in a virtual courtroom charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Parham, 52, did not enter a plea in the incident. But he is charged with DUI, illegally transporting alcohol, and improper lane usage for an incident on Dec. 4 on Interstate 57 near downstate Cairo. Parham works in the CPD’s Vehicular Hijacking Unit – in an annex out of...
    By Samah Assad, Michele Youngerman, Dave Savini CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot claimed Tuesday that Chicago Police developed a system to track wrong raids, but in reality, policy loopholes continue to leave many unaccounted for and untracked. Lightfoot’s comments Tuesday contradict a previous interview with police officials last year, where they made it clear to CBS 2 the department hadn’t “contemplated” tracking wrong raids like the now infamous one on Anjanette Young’s home. On Dec. 14, CBS 2 first aired the disturbing body camera video of the raid where police burst into Young’s home and handcuffed her naked. Prior to the raid, which occurred in February 2019, officers obtained a search warrant based off a tip from a confidential informant that they failed to verify, CBS 2 found. They ultimately entered the wrong home. The man police were looking for lived next door. Since the report aired, Lightfoot and...
    CHICAGO — The Police Department would see its budget cut by hundreds of millions of dollars under new changes to the Civilian Police Accountability Council ordinance. The proposed ordinance, known as CPAC, would create a police oversight board of elected civilians. Now, its advocates are saying would also include a provision that would cap the Police Department budget, cutting hundreds of millions from its spending plan. The changes to CPAC were detailed during a Tuesday meeting of the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety. Co-sponsors of a rival police oversight plan — the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability, or GAPA — also outlined changes to their proposed ordinance. But the most significant changes were made to CPAC. Ald. Ramirez-Rosa (35th), who introduced the ordinance in 2016, said they were made to address the concerns of aldermen and “ensure that CPAC can withstand a legal court challenge.”  RELATED: What’s CPAC? Here’s...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A shooting on Chicago's South Side has left one person dead and another critically injured Wednesday morning, police said.The shooting occurred in the 800-block of West 75th Street at about 4:58 a.m.Police said one person was shot in the head while inside a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released the victim's identity.A 31-year-old man was shot in the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.Police said the male suspect was in a silver vehicle. No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.
    CHICAGO (CBS)– One person is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting in the Auburn Gresham early Wednesday morning. According to police, the shooting took place near 75th and Green streets just before 5 a.m. Police said a 31-year-old man was shot in the bicep and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. According to the Chicago Fire Department, a 30-year-old woman was fatally shot and pronounced dead on the scene. Police said the offender is a man driving a silver vehicle. No arrests have been made. Also From CBS Chicago: 23-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In His Apartment In Englewood Demonstrators Accuse Aurora Store Of Racial Profiling With Rule About Taking Mask Down When Buying Age-Restricted Products; Manager Says It’s Not So Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Carjacked In Calumet Heights
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago police are investigating two armed robberies that happened within minutes of each other in Lakeview East, Tuesday night. The first incident happened near Grace Street and Lake Shore Drive around 7:15 p.m. Chicago police said two men got out of a white Jeep with guns and went up to a woman unloading groceries. They robbed her before getting away. No one was hurt. Then just minutes later near Sheridan Road and Freemont Street another robbery was reported. A white Jeep was also involved. Police said three men with guns got out of the car, went up to three people on the street and took their items before driving off. No was hurt. Chicago police are trying to determine if these robberies are connected. Also From CBS Chicago: 23-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In His Apartment In Englewood Demonstrators Accuse Aurora Store Of Racial Profiling With Rule About...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A traffic stop for police ended with a foot chase right in the Loop Tuesday night. Officers said they pulled over a Kia Optima after they saw the driver keep reaching under his seat. At that point, officers ordered two passengers out of the car and the driver took off police said. Officers said they caught up with the driver at Dearborn and Madison streets and found a handgun. Charges were pending late Tuesday. Also From CBS Chicago: 23-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In His Apartment In Englewood Demonstrators Accuse Aurora Store Of Racial Profiling With Rule About Taking Mask Down When Buying Age-Restricted Products; Manager Says It’s Not So Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Carjacked In Calumet Heights
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of robbers held up two women and a man at the barrels of multiple guns in Lakeview Tuesday evening. At 7:20 p.m., three men got out of a white Jeep Cherokee in the 900 block of West Sheridan Road and two of them displayed handguns, the third a long-barrel gun, police said. They approached the two women, both 24, and the 30-year-old man, and took their personal belongings – including a cellphone, cash, credit cards, and a purse, police said. The suspects then sped off in the Jeep, police said. There were no reports of injuries. A fourth suspects stayed in the getaway vehicle during the robbery, police said. Area Three detectives were investigated. Also From CBS Chicago: 23-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In His Apartment In Englewood Demonstrators Accuse Aurora Store Of Racial Profiling With Rule About Taking Mask Down When Buying Age-Restricted Products;...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Aldermen on Tuesday revived long-stalled efforts to create a civilian oversight board for the Chicago Police Department, although it remains unclear if either of two competing proposals offered up on Tuesday has enough support from the City Council and Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The City Council Committee on Public Safety met on Tuesday to accept the latest versions of two separate ordinances to create a civilian oversight agency, amid continued fallout from the wrong raid on Anjanette Young‘s home in February 2019. One version would create a so-called Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) which supporters said would have the authority to set policies for the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Police Board, and Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). CPAC also would be responsible for negotiating CPD’s union contracts, overseeing COPA’s investigations of police misconduct, as well as disciplinary proceedings before the Chicago Police Board. CPAC also would have...
    SOUTH SHORE — More than a year after a Chicago Police officer hit and severely injured 34-year-old Martina Standley with a squad car, body cam footage released Tuesday shows Standley laying in the street, bleeding from her head and her leg crushed under the car’s tire. It would be at least eight minutes before paramedics arrived to treat Standley around midnight Nov. 14, 2019 near 71st Street and Jeffery Avenue in South Shore. At points, she appears unresponsive, the video shows. Upon finding Standley on the ground, the driving officer says to her: “Girl, ain’t nobody hit you like that.” And then, with blood visible around her head and her leg under the car’s tire, he says: “Oh sh*t. F*ck,” according to the video. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO The Chicago Police body cam videos were released by activist William Calloway, who filed a Nov. 19, 2019, public...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty Chicago Police officer was carjacked in the Calumet Heights neighborhood Monday evening. At 7:21 p.m., the 36-year-old woman officer was driving south on Euclid Avenue near 89th Street when a black sport-utility vehicle pulled in front of her and caused her to stop, police said. Three men got out of the SUV and came up to the officer’s vehicle. One of them, wearing a white shirt with black pants, tapped the driver’s side window with a black handgun and yelled, “Get out of the car!” police said. The officer got out and two of the suspects drove away in her 2021 white Kia four-door sedan. The officer was not injured, police said. The Kia sedan was recovered in the 7300 block of St. Lawrence Monday night. Police said the vehicle was found unoccupied. Late Monday night, there was no one in custody and Area Two...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The Illinois teen accused of shooting and killing two people at protest in Kenosha last summer is scheduled to appear in court. The accused shooter is 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois. He was charged with shooting and killing two people and severely wounding a third. That third person is Gaige Grosskreutz. He is now filing a $10 million lawsuit that seeks damages from the city of Kenosha, the county, the police department and the sheriff’s office. Since the shootings, Rittenhouse has been free on $2 million bond. The unrest began after Kenosha police shot Jacob Blake in the back several times. Also From CBS Chicago: Roof Collapses In Middle Of Night At South Chicago Home; Owners Say It Was Hit By Falling Tree Last Summer Chicago Pastor Offers Help After West Side Woman Is Charged With Leaving 7 Children Alone In Apartment Kenosha Prepares For...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago aldermen have a chance to present their ideas to hold city police officers more accountable. They’ll review two proposals made to the public safety committee. One would give a civilian board more power to hire or fire the police superintendent. Tuesday morning, aldermen will have the chance to present fresh changes to their existing proposals. Changes are expected, after CBS 2 exposed the botched raid of Anjanette Young, an innocent woman, forced to stand naked by officers who raided the wrong house. Since then, aldermen and the mayor have promised policy changes, especially for police search warrants.
    WASHINGTON - More than 6,000 arrests. Over 2,600 gun confiscations. Hundreds of kilos of illegal drug seizures. Before he stepped down last month, Attorney General William Barr touted these results of Operation Legend, a federal law enforcement initiative he launched this summer, beginning in Kansas City, Missouri, to help major U.S. cities combat an unprecedented spree of killings. Named for 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept at his Kansas City home on June 29, the $60-plus million initiative targeted nine violence-wracked cities with coordinated federal, state and local law enforcement efforts. FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend in St. Louis.Hundreds of agents from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and other federal law enforcement agencies teamed up with local police in these cities to crack down on violent...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois state police are searching for a fourth suspect after a car chase and crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago's South Side Monday night.State police said troopers were pursuing the armed robbery suspect out of Frankfort, who led them on a chase into Chicago. The suspect hit a trooper's vehicle on I-94 southbound around 75th Street, then later crashed at 95th Street, ISP said.No state troopers were injured in the crash.Four people in the suspect's car took off on foot, and only three were arrested. Police said they also recovered three guns.The fourth suspect remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was carjacked Monday evening as he picked up a delivery in Bucktown, police said. The 40-year-old driver was picking up the delivery in the 1900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, close to Western and Armitage avenues, when someone pulled him right out of his red Honda Accord and demanded the car, police said. The carjacker then drove off in the victim’s car, police said. Carjackings have been a crisis around the city for several months. The number of such crimes more than doubled citywide from 603 in 2019 to more than 1,400 in 2020, the highest totals in nearly two decades. Two people were shot and killed in the course of carjackings in December alone. Shuai Guan, 33, was murdered during the course of a carajacking a week ago Monday Monday. It was 6:30 p.m. when carjackers approached Guan outside their Bridgeport home on Union...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot dead in the Greater Grand Crossing community Monday evening. Police were called at 6:57 p.m.to an apartment building in the 7800 block of South Indiana Avenue, and found a 25-year-old man in an apartment who had been shot in the head, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Area Two detectives were investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: Roof Collapses In Middle Of Night At South Chicago Home; Owners Say It Was Hit By Falling Tree Last Summer Chicago Pastor Offers Help After West Side Woman Is Charged With Leaving 7 Children Alone In Apartment Kenosha Prepares For More Unrest As District Attorney Plans To Announce Charging Decision In Jacob Blake Shooting
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were arrested late Monday afternoon and one apparently remained at large, after a car suspected in an armed robbery in south suburban Frankfort hit an Illinois State Police cruiser during a pursuit. At 5:07 p.m., an Illinois State Police tollway district unit became involved in a pursuit on Interstate 57 at Halsted Street on the Far South Side. Illinois State Police District Chicago units later joined the pursuit miles to the north at the Dan Ryan and 31st Street. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle hit a trooper’s squad car as they headed back south on the Dan Ryan at 75th Street. The trooper was not injured, state police said. The car then crashed at 95th Street and four people bailed, state police said. Three of them were arrested, state police said. Further details were not immediately released. Also From CBS Chicago: Roof Collapses...
    At least 20 people were shot and two people were murdered during Chicago’s first weekend of 2021, as the police department, its superintendent and former brass reflect on a violent, tumultuous year in policing in the Illinois city and across America. There were 18 shootings with 20 victims reported from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the Chicago Police Department said. Including New Year’s Eve and all-day Friday, the holiday weekend saw 30 people wounded and five people killed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The weekend bloodshed is nothing new for Chicago, where police said 769 people were murdered in all of 2020, which is a sharp increase of more than 55% from the 495 killings reported in 2019. The number of people killed in 2020 falls short of Chicago’s record of 771 murders, which was reported in 2016, according to statistics provided to Fox News on Monday. As for gun...
    Illinois police said a 35-year-old Chicago man tracked down two teenagers who allegedly stole his vehicle before confronting them in a park where the 17 year olds were shot, one fatally, during a struggle over the weekend.  According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the man reported his black Chevrolet sedan stolen on December 30.  He managed to locate his vehicle around 2.45am Sunday morning in the area of Route 12 and Route 120 in Volo, Illinois.  When he found the vehicle, it was occupied by the two teenagers, who fled from him in the stolen vehicle.  Illinois police said a 35-year-old Chicago man tracked down two teenagers who allegedly stole his vehicle before confronting them in a park where the 17 year olds were shot, one fatally, during a struggle over the weekend A short time later, the vehicle ran out of gas and...
    CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — A Chicago Police officer has been fired a decade after letting a fellow officer to leave the scene after he allegedly assaulted two people. The Chicago Police Board voted 8-1 last month to fire Officer Jason Burg. The board determined Burg let the other officer, who was off duty at the time, leave the scene without arresting him or even taking down his information. The board member who voted against firing Burg criticized the others for taking so long to bring disciplinary charges against Burg. In 2012, the city settled the lawsuit against Burg and the other officer who has since let the force for $160,000. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Also From CBS Chicago: Roof Collapses In Middle Of Night At South Chicago Home; Owners Say It Was Hit By Falling Tree...
    PILSEN — Two men were wounded in separate shootings over the weekend in Pilsen. At 9:10 p.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old man was in the 1700 block of South Paulina Street when he was shot in his right shoulder, police siad. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said. The man was not thought to have been the intended target of the shooting. At 10:40 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 2100 block of South Allport Street when someone in a van fired shots, police said. The man was shot in his left shoulder and his head was grazed by a bullet. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. No one was in custody in either shooting and police are investigating.   Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Police officers were taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after a crash on East 79th Street. A police vehicle was on routine patrol heading east in the 2100 block of East 79th Street, on the cusp of South Shore and South Chicago, when an opposing vehicle occupied by a 32-year-old man hit the police car as the man tried to make a turn and head west. The officers were taken to an area hospital for observation, and were in good condition. The driver of the other vehicle refused medical attention. Citations were pending late Sunday, police said. The police car did not have its lights or sirens activated at the time. Also From CBS Chicago: Woman Charged With Child Endangerment After 7 Children Found Alone In Vacant Apartment Man Shot By Off-Duty CPD Officer During Attempted Carjacking, Shootout Charged With Attempted Murder Woman Abducted...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 24 people have been wounded in shootings in Chicago this New Year’s Day weekend, and four of them were killed. The first fatal shooting happened at 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve Thursday in the 6000 block of South Kilbourn Avenue in the West Lawn neighborhood. A 25-year-old man identified as Jorge Chavez the man was on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the chest and head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The first fatal shooting of the New Year happened at 3:16 a.m. Friday in the 4700 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Police said a 58-year-old man was driving a Volvo sedan south on King Drive when shots were fired, and he ended up driving into...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 24 people have been wounded in shootings in Chicago this New Year’s Day weekend, and four of them were killed. The first fatal shooting happened at 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve Thursday in the 6000 block of South Kilbourn Avenue in the West Lawn neighborhood. A 25-year-old man identified as Jorge Chavez the man was on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the chest and head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The first fatal shooting of the New Year happened at 3:16 a.m. Friday in the 4700 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Police said a 58-year-old man was driving a Volvo sedan south on King Drive when shots were fired, and he ended up driving into...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A funeral service was held today for Courtney “Eshay” Key, a transgender woman who was shot and killed in East Chatham on Christmas Day. Family and friends gathered at a church in south suburban Dolton for a memorial honoring Key’s life. Around 8:35 pm. Christmas Day night, police found Key’s body on the south side of 82nd Street near Drexel Avenue. At first, Key was believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run crash. But police later found she had suffered gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police listed her as a male John Doe, but her family has said she was misgendered, and believe she was the victim of a hate crime. “I believe Eshay was targeted,” lifelong friend Beverly Ross said earlier this week. “We need to get to the bottom of this because Black trans lives matter. We are not going...
    Shootings and murders skyrocketed in Chicago last year, after three years of declining violence in the city. In 2020, the city saw 774 murders, an increase of more than 50% compared to the 506 murders in 2019, according to data compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times. Ninety percent of Chicago Police Department districts reported more murders in 2020 than in 2019, and nearly a quarter of homicides occurred in just three districts on the west side of the city. May 31 will go down as the bloodiest day in modern Chicago history, with 18 people killed in one day, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which keeps records dating back to 1961. Protests and riots broke out across Chicago and the United States after George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police. “We’ve never seen anything like it at all,” Max Kapustin, a researcher at...
    CHICAGO -- A woman is accused of child endangerment after seven children, including a 23-month-old baby, were found inside a vacant apartment Friday in Humboldt Park on the West Side.The 31-year-old is charged with seven misdemeanor counts of causing a child to be endangered, Chicago police said.About 3:50 p.m., officers responded to a well-being check at an apartment that should have been vacant in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue, police said.Inside the unit, officers found a 14-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 23-month-old baby, police said. They were all taken to St. Mary Hospital and are in good condition.The woman was expected to appear at a bond hearing Saturday. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer during an alleged attempted carjacking Friday has been charged with attempted murder.Jermaine Morris, 34, was charged with one felony count of attempted first-degree murder. He will not appear in Central Bond Court since he is a person of interest in an unrelated incident and detectives are currently seeking charges in that case.The shooting happened in the 1300-block of South Kedvale Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood Friday.RELATED: Reported carjackings more than double in 2020: policeThe off-duty officer shot the man who he claims was trying to steal his car."The police just opened fire on him. And my brother got to running, and who is gonna stand there while the police are shooting at you," said the suspect's sister, Iesha Brown. "Now I'm just trying to figure out, like, how they are trying to clean that thing up, trying...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An attempted carjacking has left one man injured during a shooting Friday afternoon involving an off-duty Chicago police officer in the city's Lawndale on the West Side, according to police.Jermaine Morris, 34, was charged with one felony count of attempter first-degree murder. He will not appear in Central Bond Court since he is a person of interest in an unrelated incident and detectives are currently seeking charges in that case.The shooting happened in the 1300-block of South Kedvale Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.RELATED: Reported carjackings more than double in 2020: policeThe off-duty officer shot the man who he claims was trying to steal his car."The police just opened fire on him. And my brother got to running, and who is gonna stand there while the police are shooting at you," said the suspect's sister, Iesha Brown. "Now I'm just trying to figure out, like, how they...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An attempted carjacking has left one man injured during a shooting Friday afternoon involving an off-duty Chicago police officer in the city's Lawndale on the West Side, according to police.Jermaine Morris, 34, was charged with one felony count of attempter first-degree murder. He will not appear in Central Bond Court since he is a person of interest in an unrelated incident and detectives are currently seeking charges in that case.The shooting happened in the 1300-block of South Kedvale Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.RELATED: Reported carjackings more than double in 2020: policeThe off-duty officer shot the man who he claims was trying to steal his car."The police just opened fire on him. And my brother got to running, and who is gonna stand there while the police are shooting at you," said the suspect's sister, Iesha Brown. "Now I'm just trying to figure out, like, how they...
    A 41-year-old man was shot and killed early Friday morning in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, marking the city's first homicide of 2021 and following a year of spiking crime rates there and around the nation.  According to Chicago police data, the city recorded 769 homicides in 2020, a 55% increase over 2019.  CRIME WAVE 2020: THESE CITIES SMASHED HOMICIDE RECORDS AMID NATIONWIDE CRIME SPIKE The increase, reversing a three-year trend, is among the highest in city history, The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. Fatal shootings rose by 53%, with December shootings totaling 50, compared with just 19 a year earlier. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, 78% of the gun violence victims were Black. The county also reported a record 16,049 total deaths in 2020 -- a huge jump largely due to coronavirus fatalities. VideoIn May, Chicago experienced its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in five years, with 49 people shot -- 10 of them fatally....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Attempted carjackings in Chicago have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching a 20-year high in 2020. That’s one statistic the Chicago Police Department seemed to brush by in its end of year crime report, which boasts an overall reduction in crime. Specifically the report notes a drop in burglaries and robberies, but 2020 brought highs in violent crime in Chicago. Homicides more than doubled, and shootings continued to be a problem just minutes into the new year. Two people in South Chicago welcomed the new year as victims of gunfire, just 12 minutes into 2021. As they sat in their living room, a man was struck in the head and a woman was grazed in the head when someone shot from outside. It is unfortunately a familiar scene from 2020. Last year saw more than 3,200 shootings in Chicago and more than 4,000 victims. That was up 50%...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An attempted carjacking has left one man injured during a shooting Friday afternoon involving an off-duty Chicago police officer in the city's Lawndale on the West Side, according to police.The shooting happened in the 1300 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police spokesman Tom Ahern said in a Twitter post. Police involved shooting in the 1200 block of S. Kedvale. No further details at this time. PIO in route. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/wZ77TtG2CP— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 1, 2021The off-duty officer shot the man who he claims was trying to steal his car.A man was shot in the arm and taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in fair condition, according to a CFD spokesperson.RELATED: Chicago shootings, murders up 50% in 2020; 2 shot by stray gunfire in South Chicago in first shooting of 2021Two other suspects were also taken into custody from the incident, police said.The shooting come just hours after...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of retired Chicago Fire Lt. Dwain Williams outside of a popcorn shop in Morgan Park earlier last month.Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown tweeted Friday that an individual was arrested on a separate warrant in Pennsylvania by the FBI and is currently being held on a $2 million murder warrant. The 4th suspect in the 12/3 murder of the ret. CFD firefighter has been arrested on a separate warrant in PA by @FBI & is currently being held on a $2M murder warrant. Were seeking his immediate extradition back to Chicago. Great work by CPD detectives & federal law enforcement.— Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) January 1, 2021Brown said Chicago police are seeking his extradition to the city.Brown did not immediately identify the individual.Devin Barron, 20, of Lynwood was charged with one count of first-degree...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were hit by stray gunfire just after they rang in the New Year as Chicago police announce shootings and murders jumped by more than 50 percent in 2020.At around 12 minutes past midnight, Chicago police said a man and a woman were sitting in the living room of a home when shots were fired from outside striking them.The shooting occurred in the 8700-block of South Buffalo Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.The 51-year-old man is now in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head and a 51-year-old woman has a graze wound to her head. No one is in custody.The shooting comes as Chicago police released the final crime numbers for 2020In 2020, there were 769 murders, up considerably compared to the 495 murders tallied in 2019.As for shootings, the city logged 3,261 last year, a big jump from 2,140 shootings in 2019....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was injured during a shooting Friday afternoon involving an off-duty Chicago police officer in the city's Lawndale on the West Side, CPD said.The shooting happened in the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police spokesman Tom Ahern said in a Twitter post. Police involved shooting in the 1200 block of S. Kedvale. No further details at this time. PIO in route. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/wZ77TtG2CP— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 1, 2021A man was shot in the arm and taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in fair condition, according to a CFD spokesperson.RELATED: Chicago shootings, murders up 50% in 2020; 2 shot by stray gunfire in South Chicago in first shooting of 2021Two other suspects were also taken into custody from the incident, police said.Area Four Detectives are investigating. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is also on scene and investigating.The video featured is from a related article.
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police say an officer was involved in a shooting Friday afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side.The shooting happened in the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police spokesman Tom Ahern said in a Twitter post. Police involved shooting in the 1200 block of S. Kedvale. No further details at this time. PIO in route. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/wZ77TtG2CP— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 1, 2021Additional details were not released.RELATED: Chicago shootings, murders up 50% in 2020; 2 shot by stray gunfire in South Chicago in first shooting of 2021A man was shot in the arm and taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in fair condition, according to a CFD spokesperson.This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.) The video featured is from a related article.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A fourth suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of retired Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Dwain Williams. According to CPD Police Superintendent David Brown, the suspect was arrested on a separate warrant. The suspect is being held on a $2 million murder warrant. On December 4, retired Chicago Fire Lieutenant Dwain Williams was shot and killed during a carjacking attempt in Morgan Park. Around 2 p.m., Williams, 65, was leaving the Let’s Get Poppin popcorn store at 11758 S. Western Ave. and was walking to his vehicle, when a four-door dark-colored sedan pulled up and four men got out and surrounded Williams, according to Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott. This is a developing story. The 4th suspect in the 12/3 murder of the ret. CFD firefighter has been arrested on a separate warrant in PA by @FBI & is currently being held on a $2M...