Jerome Lofton charged with murder in North Lawndale shooting death of Darrien Jordan

Jerome Lofton / Photo from Chicago Police
Jerome Lofton / Photo from Chicago Police

Sun-Times Media

Jerome Lofton has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting Darrien Jordan during a Tuesday afternoon argument in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Lofton got into an argument with Jordan in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. The dispute ended when Lofton allegedly shot the 21-year-old Jordan him in the abdomen area, authorities said.

Jordan, who lived on the block, died at Mount Sinai Hospital later that day, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Darrien Jordan / Photo from Facebook

Darrien Jordan / Photo from Facebook

Long-time friend Savoia Johnson said Jordan was “planning a big change in his life.” She said he didn’t deal drugs, wasn’t involved in gang activity and was shot because of a “crazy argument.”

Lofton, 32, of the 3700 block of West Polk Street, was charged with first-degree murder, police said.

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