Monday, July 25, 2016

Ex-Chiraq HS hoops star murdered near alderman's office

Abandoned North Lawndale
The tragic daytime murder took place on the same block where Alderman Michael Scott (24th) has an office.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Jonathan Mills, a standout basketball player at North Lawndale and Southern Miss, was shot and killed on the West Side on Monday.

The 26-year-old was shot multiple times in the 4100 block of West Roosevelt Road at 1:27 p.m., according to Chicago Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

North Lawndale coach Lewis Thorpe was at the scene. "It's him," Thorpe said. "I'm looking at the body right now."

Mills, the father of two daughters, played with Southern Miss in the NCAA Tournament in 2012. After college, he played basketball overseas.
For decades North Lawndale has been one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods.

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(Photos) Abandoned homes in Chicago's violent North Lawndale neighborhood


Dapandico said...

Has the DNC invited his mom to speak?

John Ruberry said...

Not yet.