IL Man Found Shot Dead In Vehicle Following Shooting On Bill Emerson Bridge Oct 7 Identified

EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, IL. (THECOUNT) — Dalvin R. Taylor of Cairo, IL, has been identified as the victim found shot dead inside a vehicle in East Cape Girardeau, Illinois on October 7th.

Taylor, 26, was found fatally shot after Illinois State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in East Cape Girardeau.

The shooting remains under investigation and Illinois State Police say the fatal incident occurred on the Bill Emerson Bridge from Cape Girardeau, Missouri to East Cape Girardeau, Illinois.

According to authorities, two vehicles were traveling on the bridge when shots rang out. One vehicle made a U-turn on the roadway headed toward Missouri. That vehicle was later stopped by officials in Cape Girardeau.

During the stop, officers found Taylor suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the vehicle.

He was later pronounced dead.

The other vehicle fled the scene and is currently being sought, according to police.

Police said they found a passenger in the vehicle had been fatally shot. That passenger was identified as 26-year-old Dalvin R. Taylor of Cairo, Ill. Continue reading

Chicago “Safe Passage” Worker In Serious Condition Thursday After Shot In South Austin Neighborhood

CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — A worker with “Safe Passage,” a program designed to provide safe routes to and from school for Chicago students, was shot in a South Austin neighborhood Thursday.

The Safe Passage worker, who was not identified by name, was wounded in a shooting that occurred in the 5600-block of West Corcoran Place at about 8:20 a.m., Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred in the 5600-block of West Corcoran Place at about 8:20 a.m. Police said the victim, a man in his 20s, was shot in the back and transported to Loyola University Medical Center in serious condition. Continue reading

CH Loyola Beach Neighbors Terrified After 2 Beloved Men Shot Dead Day, Half Mile Apart

CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — Eliyahu Moscowicz has been identified as one of the victims apparently randomly shot and killed in Chicago Monday.

“Ellie” Moscowicz, 24, was walking along a path at Loyola Park near the 1100 West Lunt Avenue, in Chicago, IL, when he was shot in the head from close range.

A witness found Moscowitz lying face down and called police, he was later declared dead from a gunshot wound to the head. His friend Adam Thornburg was walking by and heard police cars zooming down Lunt, but didn’t learn of his death until Tuesday morning. Continue reading

IL HS Teacher Accused Of Beating Joliet Wife To Death Posts Bond Released From Custody

JOLIET, IL. — Michael Kazecki, the Washington Junior High School teacher who is accused of fatally beating his wife, Rebecca Kazecki, 38, an eighth grade special education teacher at Gompers Junior High School, posted bond and was released from jail Monday.

Kazecki, 38, is back on the streets after paying 10 percent of his $2 million bond. He is still facing first-degree murder charges in the death of Kazecki.

Rebecca Kazecki was an eighth grade special education teacher at Gompers Junior High School and Michael Kazecki was a teacher at Washington Junior High School, the Chicago Tribune said. He is not allowed to return to school while he awaits trial. Continue reading

IL Females 17 & 90, ID’d As Victims In Perryville MO Auto-Vs-Semi Head-On Crash

PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (THECOUNT) — Kara L. Knop, 17, and Georgia R. Lindenberg, 90, have been identified as the Chester, IL, victims killed in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon north of Perryville, Missouri.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said, Knop was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu north on Highway 51 when the double-fatal crash occurred. Lindenberg was Knop’s passenger.

About a half-mile south of Quarry Road, Knop’s 2005 Chevrolet Malibu crossed into the southbound lane of Highway 51. Her car struck an oncoming tractor-trailer head-on, the patrol said. Continue reading

Illinois Pair Found Dead In Chicago Garage Identified As Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez & Jaime Mouricepan Ora

CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — The two people found dead in a garage on Chicago’s Northwest side, have been identified as Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez and Jaime Mouricepan Ora.

Police say Padilla-Vazquez, 31, and Ora, 34, were found deceased in a garage located in the 4100 block of North Mozart Street, Chicago, IL., about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police noted, one decedent was located inside a vehicle and the other decedent was located outside the automobile.

Police said the pair did not appear to have occupied the garage for very long before that fatal accident happened. Police did not elaborate as to how they assumed that timeline.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the pair as Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez, 31, of the 6100 block of South 76th Avenue in Summit; and Jaime Mouricepan Ora, 34, of the 6100 block of North Talman Avenue. Continue reading

Former Dixon High Student Shot By School Officer After Student Opened Fire Inside IL Gymnasium

Illinois officials say a police officer working at Dixon High School, located in northern Illinois, shot and wounded a former student, 19, who reportedly first fired a gun at the officer.

The shooting occurred in the gymnasium area of the high school, located at 300 Lincoln Statue Dr, Dixon, IL, at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

City manager Danny Langloss says the gunman is in custody with what he describes as non-life-threatening injuries. He says neither the officer nor anyone else was injured. Continue reading

Gino Bassett Charged Overnight In March Murder Of Chicago Enterprise Scrum CEO Mike Beedle

Gino Bassett, Sr. was charged overnight in Chicago over the fatal March stabbing of 55-year-old Mike Beedle, police said.

Bassett, 56, is charged with first degree murder and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the death of the Enterprise Scrum CEO.

Bassett is accused of attacking Beedle of Park Ridge in an alley in the 400 block of North State Street last month. Continue reading