Rapper Young Pappy shot to death in Uptown

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Chicago rapper Young Pappy, who had previously been the intended target in at least two shootings that left bystanders dead, was himself fatally shot early Friday in the Uptown neighborhood. Shaquon Thomas, 19, was in the 4800 block of North Kenmore Avenue when gunfire erupted about 1:35 a.m., authorities … Read more →

Gang order to shooter: ‘Wet that T-shirt up’

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times When 15-year-old Denzel Burke received an order from an older Conservative Vice Lord to shoot at a rival they spotted on a sidewalk in Rogers Park, he and his teenage pal dutifully got out of the car they were traveling in and chased their prey, Cook County prosecutors alleged Friday. … Read more →

UPDATE: Two more held in photographer Wil Lewis’ murder

BY MITCH DUDEK Chicago Sun-Times To feel closer to him, every day Maria Lewis visits the bus stop where her husband, Wil, was killed by stray gang gunfire last month in Rogers Park. She sits against a building, beneath a bullet hole in a window frame — the last remnant of the afternoon Wil died, … Read more →

Denzel Burke

Suspected in the July 12, 2014 death of William Lewis.

Photo credit: Denzel Burke / Photo from Racine County (Wis.) Sheriff's office