Jesse Woods III | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Jesse Woods IIIen-usThu, 11 May 2017 11:54:59 -0500Police find Jesse Woods III with fatal gunshot wounds on Calumet Heights sidewalk, city's 200th homicide of 2017<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>By JORDAN OWEN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times Wire</p> <p>When <a href="">Jesse Woods III</a> was found shot to death late Tuesday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side, it marked the city’s 200th homicide of 2017.</p> <p>Police responded to a call of shots fired about 10:15 p.m. and discovered the 31-year-old Woods lying on the sidewalk in the 9200 block of South Chappel, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>He had been shot in the back and the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:30 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the Gresham neighborhood.</p> <p>The circumstances of the shooting were not known as Area South detectives investigate, police said.</p> <p>Woods’ death was at least the 200th homicide in the city this year, according to Chicago Sun-Times records. In 2016, the city reached 200 homicides two days earlier, on May 7. Chicago saw a total of 781 homicides in 2016, the most in two decades.</p> <p>In 2015, the city reached 200 homicides on June 18. There were a total of 482 homicides that year.</p> <p>The homicide total does not include two people fatally shot by Chicago Police officers, nor nine other homicide victims who died in 2017 of injuries suffered in previous years.</p> <p>No one was in custody for Woods' shooting as of Thursday morning.</p> Jeff MayesThu, 11 May 2017 11:54:59 -0500 Woods III