If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Archive for February, 2009

2 Murdered in Chicago Suburb of Huntley

Police in the Northwestern suburb of Huntley are investigating a double homicide which they believe was not a “random act.” Huntley police were performing a wellbeing check on a woman named Jennifer Beaudion, 33, when they found her and a 39 year old male dead from gunshot wounds on the 11000 block of Janice Drive. The identity of the male victim is being withheld until his family is notified, according to police. Huntley Police Chief John Perkins believes that the murders are not random, and say that the community is in “no danger as a result of this incident.” Details are few as the investigation unfolds, but more information is expected to be forthcoming.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 26th, 2009 at 1:38 pm





Man charged with murder of Eddy Curry’s ex, 9 month old girl

Police have charged a suspect with the January 24, 2009 murders of Nova Henry, an ex of former Bulls basketball player Eddy Curry, and her 9 month old daughter Ava Curry. Police allege that 36 year old Frederick Goings entered Nova Henry’s South Loop apartment, and then killed her and the young child after a dispute. Police also say that they have forensic and surveillance evidence against Goings, who had previously had an order of protection against him after allegedly stalking Henry. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 23rd, 2009 at 9:39 am

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Stalker Runs Ex Girlfriend Off the Road and Kills Her

Police said that on Tuesday night in Colorado, 35-year-old James Martin followed his ex-girlfriend, 34-year-old Amber Cremeens, after she left the gym. When she realized that he was following her, she called her current boyfriend. He then called 911, and tried to help her drive to safety. However it appears that Martin was able to run Cremeens off the road, and then fatally shoot her. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 21st, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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Serial rapist suspected in Chicago sexaul assault

Police believe that the rapist responsible for a sexual assault early this morning in the Logan Square neighborhood is also behind two other attacks. The latest sexual assault occurred at about 2:30 a.m. today on the 2100 block of North Maplewood Avenue, near the the Blue Line’s Western Avenue station as the victim was on her way home. The other two attacks, which are believed to be related, occurred on the 2300 block of West Moffat Street on February 5th, and on the 1700 block of North Marshfield Avenue on September 26th, according to police. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 18th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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2 men murdered in West Side carwash shooting

Two men were fatally shot on Friday night at around 9:30 P.M. while they were in front of a car wash on the 5200 block of West Lake Street in Chicago.  The two victims were standing on the sidewalk in front of the car wash when a gunman approached and opened fire. Antonio Cole, 28, of the 800 block of North Keystone Avenue, was killed at the scene, and Lenneth Suggs, 34, of the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue, survived for a short while but then died at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The shooter has not been apprehended and police are investigating.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 15th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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Mother and daughter stabbed during Northwest Side home invasion

Shortly before midnight on Valentines Day, a mother and her daughter were brutally stabbed and left in critical condition. Police say that an ex-boyfriend allegedly entered the woman’s home, which is on the 2500 block of North Lowell Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood, and then attacked. A suspect is in police custody, but has not yet been charged. The victims are being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to a city official.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 15th, 2009 at 5:56 pm