WEEK IN REVIEW: Seven killed throughout Chicago

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Seven people died violent deaths throughout Chicago last week.

Three of the killings happened over the weekend, when at least 29 other people were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent killing happened when 15-year-old Demario Bailey was shot in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street about 12:40 p.m. Saturday as he and his twin brother made their way toward Johnson College Prep to play basketball, according to police and the boy’s aunt, Michelle Fitzpatrick.

Police said four people walked up, announced the robbery and one of the robbers shot Demario.

Demario, of the 7500 block of South Wabash Avenue, died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He would have turned 16 on Tuesday, family said.

“Some guys came upon him and tried to rob him of his jacket,” Fitzpatrick said. “Our nephew wouldn’t give up his coat, and they shot him in chest.”

On Sunday, authorities announced that 17-year-old Carlos Johnson was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, armed robbery with a firearm and attempted armed robbery with a firearm. The boy is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing later Monday.

On Friday, 28-year-old Rolando Leon was inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Springfield Avenue in the Humboldt Park community when at least one person walked up and shot him in the head about 7 p.m., authorities said.

Leon, of the 1200 block of North Springfield Avenue, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. A child inside the vehicle was not injured, police said.

In the Roseland neighborhood, 27-year-old Tyrece L. Stornes was outside his home in the 10400 block of South State Street when a gunman opened fire from a passing vehicle about 5 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Stornes was shot in the chest and died at the scene, authorities said.

On Thursday, 51-year-old Timothy W. Quirk was stabbed in the neck during a domestic argument in the 2200 block of West Farwell Avenue in the West Ridge community about 6:15 a.m., authorities said.

Quirk, who lived on the block, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled the death a homicide.

On Tuesday, 21-year-old Leonardo Matias was struck in the head during a drive-by shooting in the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood about 10 a.m., authorities said.

Matias, of the 2300 block of North Mango Avenue, was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was declared dead at 11:01 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

The shooting happened across the street from Truman College and police do not believe Matias was the intended target.

On Monday, police found 19-year-old Guillermo Ocampo shot multiple times on a sidewalk in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue in the Humboldt Park community about 4:50 p.m., authorities said.

Ocampo, who lived on the block, died less than an hour later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The killing started when 25-year-old Guovanni Johnson was shot during a domestic fight outside his home in the 6100 block of South Wabash Avenue about 11:10 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

Johnson was shot in the head and chest and died Tuesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Eric Hamilton, 46, of the 800 block of West Westwood Drive in Glenwood, was arrested for the killing on Wednesday and later charged with first-degree murder, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing later Monday.

Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 417 Chicago deaths in 2014 a homicide — including 16 people killed by police.

Chicago Police, which counts murders different by following federal guidelines, have ruled some of those homicides as involuntary manslaughter, justified self-defense or accidents.

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