Sunday, February 27, 2011

Murder Spree, Police Shooting Causes Chicago Alderman To Hold Special Meeting

February 27, 2011 - Chicago - Gruesome murders in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood yesterday led police on a short but wild chase that resulted in the fatal shooting of a suspect. For more on this story, see today's Chicago Sun-Times article "Man killed by police suspected in 13 other murders: sources" here. The events were so extraordinary that 48th Ward Alderman Mary Ann Smith will hold a special meeting on Monday evening to discuss them. Ald. Smith sent an email blast that said this: "As many of you have already heard from the media, we had a serious and unusual police/criminal incident in Edgewater yesterday. Within our neighborhood, there were incidents on the 5800 block of Winthrop stretching to Devon Avenue. The police and our office will be available at 7:00 Monday Evening at the Broadway Armory to discuss with concerned residents what occurred." (MAP) The Armory is located at 5917 N. Broadway Street, just south of W. Thorndale Avenue, half a block south of the Thorndale CTA Red Line station. RELATED: Edgewater shooting leaves 3 dead, 2 wounded Loyola Student Dispatch Three dead, officer shot Edgewater Community Buzz 3 Dead, Officer Shot Chasing Murder Suspects on North Side MyFox Chicago Chicago Cop Shot, Injured On North Side, 3 Dead CBS Chicago