BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor
Eleven people were shot to death in homicides throughout Chicago last week.
Seven of the killings happened over the weekend, when 29 other people were shot and wounded.
The most recent murders happened when 37-year-old James Sterling and 29-year-old Amy Holmes-Sterling were killed in what police are calling a domestic shooting in the 400 block of West 104th Street in Roseland about 9:55 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. A 26-year-old woman was also critically wounded.
Sterling, 37, who lived on the block, and Holmes-Sterling, 29, of the 300 block of East 53rd Street, each died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
In the Humboldt Park community, 26-year-old Kardeon Glover was shot in the head on a sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
Glover, of the 4100 block of West Grenshaw Avenue, died at Mount Sinai Hospital less than an hour later, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Saturday, 21-year-old Damian Rodriguez and 16-year-old Jason Seballos were killed in a shooting in the 2300 block of North Springfield Avenue in the Logan Square community about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. An 18-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting, police said.
Rodriguez, 21, of the 2300 block of South Keeler Avenue, was shot in the head and died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the medical examiner’s office. Seballos, 16, of an unidentified home address, was shot in the face and back and also died at Illinois Masonic.
In the West Englewood neighborhood, 16-year-old Sharquise Buckner was shot during a drive-by shooting in the 7200 block of South Laflin Street about 12:50 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. A 20-year-old man was also wounded.
Buckner, of the 1400 block of West 72nd Street, was shot in the head and died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Friday, 25-year-old Walter Neely was shot in the abdomen in the 3400 block of South Indiana Avenue about 11:35 p.m., authorities said. The shooting happened about a block from Chicago Police Headquarters.
Neely, of an unidentified home address, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital less than 30 minutes later, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Thursday, 23-year-old LaDarryl Walters was shot in the head and chest in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue in the South Shore community about 9:20 p.m., authorities said.
Walters, of the 0-100 block of West 110th Place, died a short time later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Tuesday, 17-year-old Devonte Carthan was shot while riding his bicycle in the in the 9200 block of South Dobson Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood about 11:30 p.m., authorities said.
Carthan, of the 13200 block of South Langley Avenue, died at Advocate Trinity Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In the West Pullman community, 30-year-old Julio Perkins was shot outside his home in the 11600 block of South Stewart Avenue about 2 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Perkins died less than an hour later at Christ Medical Center, according to the examiner’s office.
The killings started when 26-year-old Dearies Arnold was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 7100 block of South Green Street about 7 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
Arnold, of the 7100 block of South Champlain Avenue, was shot multiple times and died less than an hour later at Christ Medical Center, authorities said.
Nobody has been charged for any of the murders.
Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 254 Chicago deaths in 2014 a homicide — including nine people killed by police.
Additionally, the state’s attorney’s office filed first-degree murder charges against a speeding motorist who killed an off-duty police officer while trying to flee police even though the autopsy ruled the death an accident.
Chicago Police, which counts murders different, have ruled some of those homicides as involuntary manslaughter, justified self-defense or accidents.