Derrius Drakes fatally shot in Roseland

Derrius Drakes / Photo from

Derrius Drakes / Photo from

Derrius Drakes was fatally shot in the Roseland neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Drakes, 23, was standing outside in the 11300 block of South Parnell Avenue when a gunman shot him in the back about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Drakes, of the 200 block of West 112th Street, took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died less than 15 minutes later, authorities said.

A page was set up to help raise money for funeral services. According to the site:

Derrius Lemuel Drakes Sr. was a hard working father and family man. He was attending Everest for Dental assistance also working to support his family. He was a great friend and his smile lit up every room and heart he was ever welcomed into. He was not and has never been a bad person just simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Nobody has been charged for the killing.

Area South detectives are investigating.

— Homicide Watch Chicago, Sun-Times Media Wire

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