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Man shot to death in Chicago Lawn

A 23-year-old man was shot in the back of the head and killed in a crime that occurred in the 6400 block of South St. Louis at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Officers responding to a “person down” call discovered the victim lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead at 1:22 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner, who ruled the death a homicide with multiple gunshot wounds. No one is in custody.

Shot, killed in Brighton Park home

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed inside a home in the 2500 block of West 45th Place at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Hector Flores Jr. was shot in the right shoulder and in the right side of his face, a CPD spokesman said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one is in custody.

Shot in the back on Komensky

A 19-year-old man was shot in the back as he rode as a front-seat passenger in a vehicle in the 5000 block of South Komensky at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. The victim was taken by friends to St. Anthony Hospital. He was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. No one is in custody.

Man mum on Western Avenue shooting

A 25-year-old man was shot in the right leg as he walked down a sidewalk in the 4800 block of South Western Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Police said he was highly uncooperative with their efforts to investigate. No one is in custody.

Man shot twice in alley as he parks vehicle

A 31-year-old man was shot twice as he parked his vehicle in an alley in the 5400 block of South Seeley at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25. The victim suffered graze wounds to his chest and neck and was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition. Police said the shooter fired from a silver SUV. No one is in custody.

Traffic stop leads to weapon charge

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A 26-year-old Roseland man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of a laser sight and aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South Western at 4:18 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2.

Antoine K. Scott, of the 9600 block of South Perry, also was charged with being an armed habitual criminal, based on his past convictions.

According to public records, Scott has been arrested five times by CPD since 2016, on such charges as failure to register with authorities as a convicted gun offender (twice).

ShotSpotter alert leads to gun charge

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A 22-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in the 5500 block of West 64th Street at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Noel Martinez, of the 3900 block of West 51st Street, was apprehended by officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert.

A loaded handgun was reportedly found under a seat of his vehicle, a CPD spokesman said.

Claim man spat on police officer

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A 26-year-old Vittum Park man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested near his home in the 5000 block of South Leamington at 6:24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

Quientin Crump allegedly spat on the hand and protective vest of a police officer responding to a call of a disturbance. A charge of assault was added after Crisp allegedly said, “I’ll beat your ass” to an officer.

According to public records, Crisp has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2018 on such charges as reckless driving, criminal trespass to real property, assault, aggravated assault, DUI and illegally transporting open alcohol in a vehicle.

Crime reports courtesy of swchicagopost.com.

Police report information is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken, and people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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