Kajaunce Morton | Homicide Watch Chicagohttp://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/kajaunce-morton/Latest news about Kajaunce Mortonen-usFri, 10 Oct 2014 16:10:45 -0500Prosecutors: Denzel Lewis fatally shot 16-year-old Kajaunce Morton in Grand Boulevard restauranthttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/10/10/prosecutors-denzel-lewis-fatally-shot-16-year-old-kajaunce-morton-in-grand-boulevard-restaurant/<img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/chicago/files/2014/10/KajuanceMorton.jpg" alt="Kajaunce Morton / Photo from Facebook" width="225" height="300" class="size-full wp-image-8527" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Kajaunce Morton / Photo from Facebook</p> <p>BY KALEY FOWLER<br /> Homicide Watch Chicago</p> <p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/suspects/denzel-lewis/">Denzel Lewis</a> was ordered held without bond Friday after prosecutors claim he fatally shot 16-year-old <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/kajaunce-morton/">Kajaunce Morton</a> in a Grand Boulevard restaurant in July.</p> <p>Kajaunce and his cousin were ordering food at Alice's Bar-B-Que at 65 E. 43rd St. when Lewis and an acquaintance walked out from a nearby alley and entered the restaurant with their hoods pulled over their heads about 12:20 a.m. July 18, authorities said.<br /> <span id="more-8526"></span><br /> <iframe src="http://homicides.suntimes.com/api/v1/homicides/657.html" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>Lewis, 16, aimed a gun at Kajaunce, who tried to hide behind another customer, said Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Novy. Lewis fired twice unsuccessfully, but the third shot hit Kajaunce in the head, Novy said.</p> <p>Lewis and his acquaintance fled the scene immediately after the shooting, Novy said.</p> <p>Kajaunce, of the 600 block of East 37th Street, died the next day at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>Lewis was charged with the murder this week, and on Friday Judge Laura Sullivan ordered him held without bond.</p> <p>Lewis, of the 7100 block of South Cornell Avenue, was previously convicted of aggravated robbery in May and is currently serving five years probation. He also has a pending charge against him for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.</p> <p>He will be back in court on the murder charge Oct. 30.</p> Michael LansuFri, 10 Oct 2014 16:10:45 -0500http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/10/10/prosecutors-denzel-lewis-fatally-shot-16-year-old-kajaunce-morton-in-grand-boulevard-restaurant/Kajaunce MortonDenzel LewisComment of the Day: "I hope they catch the kids who shot and killed my nephew"http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/08/07/comment-of-the-day-i-hope-they-catch-the-kids-who-shot-and-killed-my-nephew/<p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/kajaunce-morton/">Kajaunce Morton</a>, 16, was fatally shot inside a Grand Boulevard area restaurant July 18. Reader "MICHELLE" posted this about the murder:</p> <blockquote><blockquote>I HOPE THEY CATCH THE KIDS WHO SHOT AND KILLED MY NEPHEW.</p></blockquote> </blockquote> Michael LansuThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:00:19 -0500http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/08/07/comment-of-the-day-i-hope-they-catch-the-kids-who-shot-and-killed-my-nephew/Kajaunce MortonKajaunce Morton, 16, fatally shot inside Grand Boulevard restauranthttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/07/21/kajaunce-morton-16-fatally-shot-inside-grand-boulevard-restaurant/<p><img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/chicago/files/2014/07/43rdScene-237x300.jpg" alt="Scene where Kajaunce Morton was shot / Photo by Alex Wroblewski" width="100%" height="auto" class="size-medium wp-image-7242" /><br /> Scene where Kajaunce Morton was shot / Photo by Alex Wroblewski</p> <p>A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot inside a Grand Boulevard restaurant early Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/kajaunce-morton/">Kajaunce Morton</a> was inside Alice’s Bar-B-Que at 65 E. 43rd St. when two males came inside and opened fire about 12:20 a.m. Friday, authorities said.</p> <p>Morton tried to run away but was shot in the head, authorities said.<br /> <span id="more-7241"></span><br /> <iframe src="http://homicides.suntimes.com/api/v1/homicides/657.html" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>Morton, of the 600 block of East 37th Street, was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.</p> <p>Nobody has been charged for the murder.</p> <p>Area Central detectives are investigating.</p> <p>-- Sun-Times Media Wire</p> Michael LansuMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:53 -0500http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/07/21/kajaunce-morton-16-fatally-shot-inside-grand-boulevard-restaurant/Kajaunce Morton