WEEK IN REVIEW: At least 21 killed in Chicago, including woman shot at vigil for her neighbor, shot the day before

By JEFF MAYES Chicago Sun-Times Wire If you wanted a perfect example of the epidemic of violence on Chicago’s streets this year, look no farther than the Southwest Side Brainerd neighborhood last weekend. On Saturday, a man was shot to death while standing outside his own home. On Sunday, while neighbors were conducting a memorial … Read more →

80-year-old retired minister Allen Smith shot to death by another resident of his senior living facility in South Shore

By JORDAN OWEN Chicago Sun-Times Wire Bond was set at $500,000 for a 67-year-old pastor charged with the fatal shooting of 80-year-old retired minister Allen Smith at the senior living facility where they both lived Monday morning in the South Shore neighborhood. The retired Rev. Smith and Ted Merchant were both residents of the Senior … Read more →

Ted Merchant

  • Arrested: Sept. 5, 2016
  • Age: 67
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Sept. 5, 2016 death of Allen Smith.

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