Alexander D. Smith | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Alexander D. Smithen-usMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:59:55 -0500WEEK IN REVIEW: Six killed in Chicago violence<p>BY MICHAEL LANSU<br /> Homicide Watch Chicago Editor</p> <p>Four people were shot to death, one man was fatally stabbed and another was beaten and strangled last week in Chicago.</p> <p>Three of the six murder victims were fatally shot over the weekend, when at least 19 other people were wounded by gunfire.</p> <p>The most recent killing happened when 18-year-old <a href="">Alexandria Burgos</a> was shot in the head while sitting in an apartment in the 5300 block of West Oakdale Avenue when gunfire erupted outside about 12:35 a.m., authorities said.<br /> <span id="more-8649"></span><br /> Burgos, of an unidentified home address, died less than an hour later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>On Saturday, 24-year-old <a href="">Genorel Martin</a> was opening the door to his apartment building in the 6700 block of South Throop Street in West Englewood when a gunman approached about 1 a.m. and fatally shot him near the vestibule, authorities said.</p> <p>In the Roseland neighborhood, police found 21-year-old <a href="">Travis L. Wright</a> shot to death in the backseat of a car outside his home in the 9300 block of South Wentworth Avenue about 12:25 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.</p> <p>On Thursday, prosecutors claim 29-year-old <a href="">Erika Jett</a> fatally stabbed her boyfriend, 30-year-old <a href="">Rodney Wilson</a>, during a domestic fight in the 5100 block of West Fulton Street, authorities said.</p> <p>Wilson, of an unidentified home address, died about an hour later at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.</p> <p>Jett <a href="">was charged with murder</a> and was ordered held on $500,000 bond.</p> <p>In the South Shore neighborhood, 25-year-old <a href="">Alexander D. Smith</a> was shot in the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.</p> <p>Smith, of an unidentified home address, was shot multiple times and was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. A 14-year-old boy was also wounded but survived.</p> <p>The killing started when a janitor found the body of 45-year-old homeless man <a href="">Joseph Kaman</a> in a garbage bin at Northwestern Business College in in the 4800 block of North Lipps about 11:45 a.m Tuesday, authorities said.</p> <p>Prosecutors claim <a href="">Jake Tate</a>, 27, <a href="">Todd Cooper</a>, 35, and <a href="">Daniel Morris</a>, 20, beat, strangled and sodomized Kaman <a href="">because Tate thought he had stolen his cell phone</a>.</p> <p>Additionally, 55-year-old ArrowStream CEO <a href="">Steven LaVoie</a> died last Monday after being shot July 31 in the 200 block of South LaSalle, authorities said. Police said recently demoted employee <a href="">Tony DeFrances</a> shot LaVoie <a href="">then turned the gun on himself</a>.</p> <p>Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 349 Chicago deaths in 2014 a homicide — including 13 people killed by police.</p> <p>Chicago Police, <a href="">which counts murders different by following federal guidelines</a>, have ruled some of those homicides as involuntary manslaughter, justified self-defense or accidents.</p> Michael LansuMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:59:55 -0500 BurgosJoseph KamanSteven LaVoieGenorel MartinAlexander D. SmithRodney WilsonTravis WrightTodd CooperTony DeFrancesErika JettDaniel MorrisJake TateAlexander Smith fatally shot in South Shore<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p><a href=""><br /> Alexander D. Smith</a> was killed in a South Shore shooting that also left a 14-year-old boy injured Thursday afternoon.</p> <p>Smith and the teen were shot in the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.<br /> <span id="more-8606"></span><br /> Smith, 25, was shot multiple times and was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>The boy suffered a graze wound to the ankle and thigh, police said. He was taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment.</p> <p>Nobody has been charged for the murder.</p> <p>Area South detectives are investigating.</p> <p>-- Sun-Times Media Wire</p> Michael LansuFri, 17 Oct 2014 18:22:53 -0500 D. Smith