CHICAGO - Brian O’Connor, 31 and Sarah Doubek, 35,
both of the 2200 block of West Madison Street has been charged with 4 counts of Robbery and 1 count of Attempted Robbery. The robberies occurred on March 22, 2014, March 23, 2014, March 27, 2014 and March 28, 2014 of four businesses located on the 200 block of South Leavitt, the 2300 block of West Madison, the 2300 block of West Lawrence and the 600 block of West Lake Street. O’Connor and Doubek also attempted to rob a civilian employee.
Man Charged in Domestic-Related Murder
March 31, 2014
CHICAGO - Joshua David Brooks, 21,
of the 400 block of East 46th Street has been charged with First Degree Murder in connection to the murder of his foster mother, 58-year-old Dorothy McGee that occurred on March 25, 2014 on the 400 block of East 46th Street. Brooks was involved in an argument with the victim that became physical when Brooks pushed the victim to the ground and began striking her in the face. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Brooks was arrested a short time later in a neighbor’s apartment.
Woman Charged with Child Abandonment
March 26, 2014
CHICAGO - Johnetta Smith, 24,
of the 5800 block of South Wolcott Avenue has been charged with Felony Child abandonment. Smith was charged after she was identified as the woman who left her one-year-old child in the vestibule of a building on the 8200 block of South Justine on March 21, 2014. The baby was examined and has been turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services in good condition.
Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing
March 22, 2014
CHICAGO - Daniel Travis, 61,
of the 700 block of North Trumbull has been charged with First Degree Murder in the stabbing death of 47-year-old Gregory Shanks in an incident that occurred on March 19, 2014 on the 700 block of North Trumbull. Police responding to a call of a person stabbed discovered Shanks, with stab wounds to the chest and head, lying on the floor of a building vestibule. Inside the same building, police also encountered Travis, who openly admitted to stabbing Shanks after a verbal argument turned physical. Shanks was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he died as a result of his wounds. Travis was taken into custody without incident and charged accordingly.
Man Charged with Murder of Elderly Woman
March 22, 2014
CHICAGO - Ronald Winfield, 65,
of the 900 block of North Central Park has been charged with First Degree Murder in the strangling death of 71-year-old Leannia Hall. The victim was found unresponsive in her home on the 900 block of North Central Park on March 20, 2014. An autopsy determined she had been strangled to death. Winfield was arrested and charged after an investigation revealed he was seen fleeing the scene at the time.
Man Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder
March 20, 2014
CHICAGO - Frank Smith,
of the 5100 block of South Loomis Boulevard has been charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder in the domestic related shooting of Theresa Spearman 46, and her 25-year-old daughter in an incident that occurred on February 28, 2014 on the 5400 block of South Laflin. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the abdomen and upper back and was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Her 25-year-old daughter sustained gunshot wounds to the torso and survived the injuries.
of the 400 block of South Vine Street in Hammond, Indiana has been charged with 2 felony counts of Attempted First Degree Murder in a shooting which occurred on March 21, 2014 on the 7500 block of South Racine Avenue in Chicago where a 21-year-old man was shot in the head and hands and a 31-year-old man was shot in the side.
Man Charged in July 2013 Murder
March 31, 2014
CHICAGO - Eric E. Murchinson, 44, currently incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago on an unrelated charge, has been charged with First Degree Murder in connection to a fatal stabbing which occurred on July 2, 2013 on the 10800 block of South Calumet Avenue in which 64-year-old Aurelia Wilborn was discovered lying in her garage with a laceration to the throat.
Man Charged with Murder and Stabbing Three People
March 26, 2014
CHICAGO - David Morris, 25,
of the 7800 block of South Bennett Avenue has been charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery causing Great Bodily Harm. Morris was arrested on March 22, 2014 after he was identified as the offender who stabbed three people during an altercation on March 21, 2014 on the 7800 block of South Bennett. One of the victims, 27-year-old Jaquinton Walker died on the scene. Two other victims, a 41-year-old male was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition and a 32-year-old male was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
Man Charged with Murder and Hate Crime
March 22, 2014
CHICAGO - Joseph Firek, 59,
of the 7000 block of North Clark Street has been charged with First Degree Murder and Hate Crime in the death of 59-year-old Michael Tingling in an incident that occurred on March 19, 2014 on the 7100 block of North Clark Street. Firek and Tingling became involved in a verbal altercation after Firek made inappropriate gestures to Tingling’s teenage daughter. During the altercation, Firek shoved and punched Tingling in the chest. He then continued to physically assault Tingling while continually making racial comments. Tingling and his daughter fled to a nearby business where he collapsed. Tingling was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was later pronounced dead.
Man Charged with Murder of Toddler
March 20, 2013
CHICAGO - James Harris IV, 23,
of the 3500 block of South Rhodes has been charged with First Degree Murder in the beating death of 19-month-old Ameriah Roberson. The victim was the daughter of the offenders girlfriend. On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Harris reported his girlfriend’s daughter missing from outside the lobby of his residence on South Rhodes.
Late Sunday evening, police learned the body of an unidentified female child had been found several hours earlier in south suburban Riverdale. On Monday, March 17, 2014, it was confirmed that the body found in Riverdale was that of the missing toddler.
After an investigation revealed that James Harris was responsible for the death of the 19-month-old toddler, Harris admitted to committing the murder in his apartment on the 3500 block of South Rhodes in Chicago and then driving to south suburban Riverdale where he dumped the body in a secluded area.
Man Charged with Murder of Livery Driver
March 20, 2014
CHICAGO - Courtney Ealy, 19,
of the 300 block of East 60th Street along with a juvenile offender has been charged with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old livery driver Javon Boyd. Boyd was shot on the 3700 block of South Princeton on February 22, 2014. Courtney Ealy along with the juvenile offender approached the victim who was in a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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