Man sentenced to probation for accidentally shooting Marsalis Homan to death in their North Lawndale apartment

By JORDAN OWEN Chicago Sun-Times Wire A West Side man who accidentally fatally shot his close friend and roommate, Marsalis Homan, in the head last year in their North Lawndale apartment has been sentenced to probation. James Gonnigan, 27, pleaded guilty to one felony count of involuntary manslaughter on July 15 before Judge Timothy Joseph … Read more →

WEEK IN REVIEW: Six killed throughout Chicago

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor Five men were fatally shot and a woman was stabbed to death last week in Chicago. The most recent killing happened when 35-year-old Michael Harrison was shot while standing on a sidewalk in the 0-100 block of South Kostner Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 10:40 … Read more →

Lawyer: James Gonnigan accidentally fatally shot ‘dear friend’ Marsalis Holman

James Gonnigan / Photo from Cook County sheriff’s office BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor James Gonnigan was “playing” with Marsalis Holman when he accidentally fatally shot him in the head Sunday night at their North Lawndale home, prosecutors said. On Sunday, Gonnigan took a gun from his home in the 1300 block of … Read more →

James Gonnigan

  • Arrested: Jan. 4, 2015
  • Age: 25
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Jan. 4, 2015 death of Marsalis Holman.

Photo credit: James Gonnigan / Photo from Cook County sheriff's office