Edward Caridine | Homicide Watch Chicagohttp://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/edward-caridine/Latest news about Edward Caridineen-usSat, 01 Feb 2014 15:19:33 -0600Police: Murders down 50 percent from January 2013http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/02/01/police-murders-down-50-percent-from-january-2013/<p><img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/chicago/files/2014/01/murder_weather_-300x292.jpg" alt="murder_weather_" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-4088" /></p> <p>BY MICHAEL LANSU<br /> Homicide Watch Chicago Editor</p> <p>Chicago had half as many murders in January 2014 compared to the first month of 2013.</p> <p>Police reported 20 killings in the month, which had 11 days of subzero temperature and was one of the coldest months in recent years.<br /> <span id="more-4085"></span><br /> "The superintendent has said weather is a factor, but its not the only factor," said Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins. "It neither causes nor prevents crime."</p> <p>Overall, Chicago had 50 percent fewer killings than it did in January 2013, when 40 people were murdered; 47 percent fewer slayings than January 2012, when 38 people were killed; and a 29 percent decrease from January 2011, when 28 people were murdered, police said.</p> <p>Nineteen of the 20 people killed were males, and the most common victim was a 19-year-old man. The youngest victim was 15-year-old <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/miguel-naverrette/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Miguel Naverrette</a> and the oldest was 44-year-old <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/edward-caridine/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Edward Caridine</a>.</p> <p>Eighteen of the 20 murders were shootings. In the other two, <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/stephanie-serrano/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Stephanie Serrano</a> was stabbed to death at a Jan. 6 party and Caridine was found beaten to death in his apartment Jan. 22, according autopsies performed by the medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>Three of the city’s 77 community areas had multiple murders in January. The Chicago Lawn community had the most killings with five. South Lawndale and Chatham also tallied multiple slayings with three and two, respectively.</p> <p>The decrease in murders came in one of the coldest Januarys in recent years. The average temperature in January 2014 was about 15.5 degrees -- about 8.5 degrees colder than normal, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature was about 26.5 degrees in January 2013 and about 30 degrees in January 2012 -- nearly three to 6.5 degrees warmer than normal.</p> <p>Despite the colder temperature, Chicago still tallied a murder on 14 different days in January 2014 -- including one on the coldest day of the month when the average temperature was minus-9 degrees.</p> <p>The city recorded 90 shootings and 98 shooting victims in January 2014 -- the lowest total in the past four years, police said. In the first month of 2013, the city had 158 shootings and 186 victims.</p> <p>“After historic lows in crime and violence in 2013, January saw continued progress, yet much more work remains to be done and no one will rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety," Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in a statement. "We are continuing to make progress, like the near all-time lows we saw last February and March, but it will become more challenging without better laws that help keep illegal guns out of our communities and punish the criminals who carry them.”</p> <p>The Cook County medical examiner’s office, <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/2013/12/30/homicides-why-do-chicago-police-and-the-medical-examiners-office-report-different-totals/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">which classifies killings different</a>, ruled 23 Chicago deaths homicides. Authorities determined three of the deaths were involuntary manslaughter, which Chicago Police do not count as murders in accordance with the FBI's Unified Crime Reporting System.</p> <p>In the first manslaughter case, 52-year-old Joeann Smith fatally shot 65-year-old relative <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/willie-smith/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Willie Smith</a> at her South Shore home during a Jan. 8 argument about whether the gun would fire, authorities said. She was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.</p> <p>In the second incident, a 31-year-old woman was released without being charged for fatally stabbing 38-year-old <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/danny-melendez/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Danny Melendez</a> Jan. 29 in the 2300 block of North Cicero Avenue, authorities said.</p> <p>The third justified homicide happened when a Pilsen resident fatally shot alleged burglar <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/mario-viramontes/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Mario Viramontes</a> in the 2000 block of West 21st Street, authorities said. Viramontes, 31, was dead on the scene.</p> Michael LansuSat, 01 Feb 2014 15:19:33 -0600http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/02/01/police-murders-down-50-percent-from-january-2013/Edward CaridineDanny MelendezMiguel NaverretteStephanie SerranoWillie SmithMario ViramontesComment of the Day: "Unless we open our mouth and say something, more people will be killed"http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/29/comment-of-the-day-unless-we-open-our-mouth-and-say-something-more-people-will-be-killed/<p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/edward-caridine/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Edward Caridine</a> was beaten to death in his Chicago Lawn home in January. Reader "JOYLE" posted this about him:</p> <blockquote><p>If anyone have any information, please call the police. Unless we open our mouth and say something, more people will be killed. We have the power to stop the violence..SPEAK UP.</p></blockquote> Will HagerWed, 29 Jan 2014 16:29:58 -0600http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/29/comment-of-the-day-unless-we-open-our-mouth-and-say-something-more-people-will-be-killed/Edward CaridineWEEK IN REVIEW: Six males shot to death throughout Chicagohttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/27/week-in-review-six-males-shot-to-death-throughout-chicago/<p>BY MICHAEL LANSU<br /> Homicide Watch Chicago Editor</p> <p>Six males were killed last week in shootings throughout the city, the youngest being a 15-year-old boy.</p> <p>The two most recent killings happened in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.</p> <p>About 4:50 p.m. Sunday, 15-year-old <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/miguel-naverrette/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Miguel Naverrette</a> was shot dead while sitting inside a parked vehicle in the 4100 block of West 30th Street, authorities said.<br /> <span id="more-4014"></span><br /> The gunman approached in a dark SUV, yelled gang slogans and opened fire on the vehicle -- striking Naverrette in the side and abdomen area, authorities said.</p> <p>Naverette, of the 2800 block of South Karlov Avenue, was shot in the side and abdomen area and died at the scene, authorities said. Police claim the teen had gang affiliations.</p> <p>On Saturday, <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/jose-nunez/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Jose Nunez</a> was shot on a sidewalk in the 3800 block of West 26th Street about 2:55 a.m., authorities said.</p> <p>Nunez, 23, of the 1800 block of North Leavitt Street, was shot in the chin, authorities said.</p> <p>In the New City community, <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/elsaleem-mannieel/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Elsaleem Mannie-El</a> was killed in a shooting at Rudy's Lounge in the 5100 block of South Union Avenue at 12:52 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. Two other men and two women were also wounded.</p> <p>The shooting happened after an argument between party-goers and two uninvited men, authorities said. The uninvited men were being escorted to the exit by security when shots were fired near the doorway.</p> <p>Mannie-El, 35, of the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue, was shot in the head and died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.</p> <p>On Wednesday, <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/edward-caridine/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Edward Caridine</a>'s roommate found him beaten to death in their home in the 7000 block of South Claremont Avenue about 9:45 a.m., authorities said.</p> <p>In Englewood, police found <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/jonathan-johnson/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Jonathan Johnson</a> shot in the hallway of his apartment building in the 6900 block of South Racine Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.</p> <p>Johnson, 21, was shot in the abdomen area and died at the scene, authorities said.</p> <p>The killings started when 19-year-old <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/alex-anderson/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Alex Anderson</a> was fatally shot in the 4300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Monday in the Portage Park neighborhood, authorities said.</p> <p>Anderson was riding in a vehicle with an acquaintance who shot him in the left arm and abdomen area, authorities said. He got out of the vehicle and walked to his nearby home in the 5000 block of West Cullom Avenue. He died about six hours later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.</p> <p>Nobody has been charged in any of the killings.</p> <p>The shootings bring the total number of 2014 homicides to 20. There were 41 killings in January 2013.</p> Michael LansuMon, 27 Jan 2014 09:24:15 -0600http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/27/week-in-review-six-males-shot-to-death-throughout-chicago/Alex AndersonEdward CaridineJonathan JohnsonElsaleem Mannie-ElMiguel NaverretteJose NunezEdward Caridine, 44, found beaten to death in Chicago Lawn homehttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/24/southwest-side-death-ruled-homicide/<p><iframe src="http://homicides.suntimes.com/api/v1/homicides/455.html" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/edward-caridine/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://homicides.suntimes.com']);">Edward Caridine</a> was found beaten to death in his Chicago Lawn home.</p> <p>Police responded to the 7000 block of South Claremont about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday after Caridine’s roommate found him unresponsive, authorities said. Caridine, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.<br /> <span id="more-3994"></span><br /> An autopsy determined Caridine died from multiple injuries from an assault, according to the medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>Nobody has been charged in the killing.</p> <p>Area Central Detectives are investigating. </p> <p>-- Sun-Times Media Wire</p> Chase DiFeliciantonioFri, 24 Jan 2014 11:51:50 -0600http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/24/southwest-side-death-ruled-homicide/Edward Caridine