Carl Edmundson | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Carl Edmundsonen-usFri, 01 Dec 2017 10:49:32 -0600WEEK IN REVIEW: 11 killed the week of Thanksgiving<p>At least 11 people were killed in Chicago the week of Thanksgiving, from November 20-26, including a 61-year-old man who was mutilated by his son, prosecutors said.</p> <img class="size-medium wp-image-29932" src="" alt="Carlton Edmondson | Chicago Police" width="300" height="214" srcset=" 300w, 768w, 500w, 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Carlton Edmondson | Chicago Police</p> <p>On Saturday night at 9 p.m., officers responding to a well-being check at a home in the 11500 block of South Bishop found <a href="">Carl Edmondson</a>, 61, in the basement with “severe blunt trauma to the head” and lacerations to his groin, according to Chicago Police.</p> <p>He was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:44 p.m.</p> <p>The victim's 26-year-old son, <a href="">Carlton Edmondson</a>, was arrested and charged with the murder, prosecutors said. The son had been barred from visiting his father and had been served an order of protection taken out by his father just days before the killing.</p> <p>After a raucous bond hearing, in which the younger Edmondson muttered and ranted, a judge ordered him held without bail.</p> <p>Other homicides last week included:</p> <img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-29952" src="" alt="Marquis Banks | Facebook" width="150" height="150" srcset=" 150w, 300w, 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Marquis Banks | Facebook</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, one man was killed and another was critically wounded in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. </span><span class="s1"><span class="s1">The men were standing on a street corner in the </span></span>2600 block of West 63rd when three males walked up and fired shots in their direction, according to Chicago Police. <span class="s1"><a href="">Marquis Banks</a>, 28, of the same neighborhood, was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. </span><span class="s1">A 27-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was also taken to Christ, where he was listed in critical condition.</span><span id="more-29854"></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">An 18-year-old man was shot to death Sunday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood. </span><span class="s1"><a href="">Mario Gaines</a> was shot multiples time when another male walked up and fired at him about 10:01 a.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. </span><span class="s1">Gaines was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he died at 10:14 a.m., authorities said. He lived about three blocks from where he was shot.</span></li> <li>A man was shot and killed Friday night in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 8 p.m. and found 22-year-old <a href="">Hakeem Murray</a> lying on the ground in the 6400 block of South Calumet, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Murray had been shot multiple times and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the Englewood neighborhood.</li> <li>A downstate man was shot to death Friday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 5:05 p.m., 23-year-old <a href="">Daniel Nash</a> was in the 1500 block of South Ridgeway when a person walked up to him, fired shots and ran away, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Nash, who lived in downstate Fairview Heights, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later, authorities said. Area Central detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.</li> <li>A 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday morning in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. <a href="">Manuel Salazar</a> was a passenger in a vehicle at 10:18 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Avenue M when someone shot him from another vehicle, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Salazar taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:09 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the back, and his death was ruled a homicide.</li> <li> <img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-29886" src="" alt="Daimmyon Hackman | Facebook" width="150" height="150" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Daimmyon Hackman | Facebook</p> <p>A 27-year-old man was shot to death during an attempted robbery early Friday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. <a href="">Daimmyon Hackman</a>, of downstate Bloomington, was sitting in a vehicle at 1:26 a.m. in the 7500 block of South St. Lawrence when someone walked up, pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police. He refused to comply with the robber, who then shot him in his left armpit. Hackman was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 2:28 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</li> <li>A man was shot to death early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. <a href="">James Jones</a>, 38, was driving south through an alley with a female passenger at 1:35 a.m. in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males in the alley, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He drove up to the trio and the two groups exchanged words before one of the males pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, authorities said. Jones, of the Chatham neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female got out of the vehicle and ran away after the shooting, police said. Police said she was being uncooperative with investigators.</li> <li> <img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-29905" src="" alt="Sharine Catchings | Facebook" width="150" height="150" srcset=" 150w, 232w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Sharine Catchings | Facebook</p> <p>A woman was found shot to death in a car early Wednesday behind a home in the Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood. Officers were called at 1:15 a.m. about a suspicious vehicle in the 11900 block of South Yale, according to Chicago Police. They arrived to find a blue Buick Regal on a parking slab behind a home. <a href="">Sharine Catchings</a>, 30, of the North Lawndale neighborhood was in the front passenger seat with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was dead at the scene. Her death was ruled a homicide. Area South detectives are investigating.</li> <li>A 53-year-old man was stabbed to death Tuesday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. <a href="">Dennis Murphy</a> was stabbed at 2:16 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Superior, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Murphy, who lived in the block, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. A police source said the stabbing may be domestic related. A person of interest was in custody and taken to Loretto Hospital for treatment, police said.</li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">One man was killed and a second was wounded in a West Garfield Park neighborhood drive-by shooting last week. </span><span class="s1">Just after 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, a 26-year-old man and a 49-year-old man were in the 0-100 block of South Pulaski when a silver sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire and then drove off, according to Chicago Police. </span><span class="s1">The older man, 49-year-old <a href="">Maurice Robinson</a> of the West Side Austin neighborhood, was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. </span><span class="s1">The younger man was shot in the leg and was also taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized, police said.</span></li> </ul> <p class="p1"><em>–Homicide Watch Chicago</em></p> David StruettFri, 01 Dec 2017 10:49:32 -0600 BanksSharine CatchingsCarl EdmundsonMario GainesDaimmyon HackmanJames JonesDennis MurphyHakeem MurrayDaniel NashMaurice RobinsonManuel SalazarSon mutilated dad, posted selfies after murder: prosecutors<p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-29932" src="" alt="edmondson" width="500" height="357" srcset=" 500w, 300w, 768w, 800w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" />By ANDY GRIMM<br /> Chicago Sun-Times</p> <p>Just days after he was served with a court order barring him from coming near his father, Cook County prosecutors said Carlton Edmondson murdered the 61-year-old and mutilated the body in the basement of the older man’s West Pullman home.</p> <p>He then allegedly posted several selfies on Facebook.</p> <img class="size-medium wp-image-29931" src="" alt="Picture Carlton Edmondson posted on Facebook after prosecutors said he killed his father. | Facebook" width="183" height="300" srcset=" 183w, 366w" sizes="(max-width: 183px) 100vw, 183px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Picture Carlton Edmondson posted on Facebook after prosecutors said he killed his father. | Facebook</p> <p>Led into court in shackles and white, jail-issued coveralls, the 26-year-old Edmondson muttered and ranted during a bond hearing Tuesday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.</p> <p>When Assistant State’s Attorney Julia Ramirez said that Edmondson was facing a single count of first-degree murder, in addition to pending charges for violating the order of protection taken out by his father on Nov. 20, Edmondson shouted.</p> <p>“The order of protection is gone,” he said, smiling. “He is no longer living.”</p> <p>Edmondson laughed softly to himself as Ramirez described how <a href="">Carl Edmondson’s</a> body was found Saturday <a href="">at the bottom of the basement stairs of his home in the 11500 block of South Bishop</a> – the skull crushed and blood and brain matter splattered on the floor and walls.</p> <p>Carlton Edmondson shook his head and seemed to chuckle when Ramirez added that Carl Edmondson’s penis had been cut off.</p> <p>The outbursts prompted Judge Stephanie Miller to order Carlton Edmondson out of the courtroom even before she ruled that he be held without bond.</p> <p>Police went to the elder Edmondson’s house on the weekend after Carlton Edmondson’s uncle reported that he had stopped by and seen Carlton Edmondson inside the house, and knew that he not supposed to be there.</p> <p>Carlton Edmondson answered the door when police arrived, and when asked the whereabouts of his father, said the older man was “at the hospital,” Ramirez said.</p> <p>Police took Carlton Edmondson into custody, and found the body beside a Bowie knife, circular saw, and a “concrete capstone,” Ramirez said. The body smelled of gasoline, and a gas can lay nearby, Ramirez said. Inside the house, investigators found a black jacket that appeared to be the one Carlton Edmondson was wearing in pictures he posted to Facebook on Saturday.</p> <p>In the photos, Carlton Edmondson holds a cigarette and grins at the camera, with what looks like blood spatter against the white logos on the jacket.</p> <p>Using the odd punctuation and spelling Carlton Edmondson used for most of his posts, one photo is captioned “EyEm OAWn mA pEriOd #beebop #silenceofthelambs #gdshit #chevezwhatupfolkz.” A post from around 7 a.m. reads “EyE sIlEnCed thE LahmeDs.”</p> <p>Edmondson’s Facebook profile lists his profession as “singer/songwriter.”</p> <p>The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled that the elder Edmondson died of multiple injuries from assault.</p> <p>Five days earlier, Carlton Edmondson was arrested for throwing a brick through the window of his father’s house, and was released on a recognizance bond from the police station.</p> <p>Court records indicate Carlton Edmondson had been arrested six times since September on a variety of misdemeanor charges, including refusing to give his name to police officers who saw him drinking on a street corner; stealing a pair of $16 sunglasses from a South Side Target and snatching a 70-year-old woman’s cell phone as she bought lottery tickets at a convenience store.</p> <p>In 2015, he was arrested for flashing his penis at police officers in the Loop, and also for refusing to leave a downtown 7-Eleven store.</p> <p>Carlton Edmondson’s father’s first sought an order of protection from his son in August. He subsequently made another request for the order in October.</p> <p>The order of protection barred Carlton Edmondson from having contact with his father or coming to his house. The younger Edmondson was served with a copy of the order when he was arrested, Ramirez said.</p> <p>“Not guilty!” Carlton Edmondson yelled. “It wasn’t me. It wasn’t his jacket.”</p> <p>Assistant Public Defender Kevin Ochalla told Miller that Carlton Edmondson was a graduate of Morgan Park High School and had attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.</p> <p>When Ochalla asked that Carlton Edmondson be evaluated at the jail hospital, he shouted again.</p> <p>“He got my death-body, G!” he said, pointing a finger at Ochalla. “I’ma kill him.”</p> David StruettWed, 29 Nov 2017 09:33:34 -0600 EdmundsonCarlton Edmondson61-year-old Carl Edmundson killed in assault on Far South Side<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><span class="s1"><a href="">Carl Edmundson</a> was killed in an assault Saturday night on the Far South Side, authorities said.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">About 9 p.m., officers responding to a well-being check at a home in the 11500 block of South Bishop found Edmundson, 61, in the basement with “severe blunt trauma to the head” and lacerations to his groin, according to Chicago Police.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:44 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">An autopsy Sunday found Edmundson died of multiple injuries from an assault, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A male was taken to Area South headquarters for questioning, police said.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A police source said the incident appears to have been domestic-related.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Area South detectives are conducting the homicide investigation.</span></p> <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">—Chicago Sun-Times Wire</span></em></p> David StruettTue, 28 Nov 2017 17:58:06 -0600 Edmundson