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Crime Father pushes teen son out of way as gunfire erupts in Chicago: 'He thought his daddy tripped'

21:01  20 march  2018
21:01  20 march  2018 Source:   chicagotribune.com

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Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to the ground, the teen later told Simmons’ cousin, Dedrick Wilborn. But Simmons had been hit in the chest and shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday evening.

Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to the ground, the teen later told Simmons' cousin, Dedrick Wilborn. CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started.

a group of people wearing costumes: Michelle Vincent, center, is supported by family members following a press conference and balloon release following the death of her son Terrell Jones, at 4900 S. Ashland Ave., in Chicago, on Monday, March 19, 2018. © Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS Michelle Vincent, center, is supported by family members following a press conference and balloon release following the death of her son Terrell Jones, at 4900 S. Ashland Ave., in Chicago, on Monday, March 19, 2018. CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started.

Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to the ground, the teen later told Simmons' cousin, Dedrick Wilborn. "He said he thought his daddy tripped."

But Simmons had been hit in the chest and shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday evening. Police said they do not believe he was the intended target.

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“ He said he thought his daddy tripped ." But Simmons had been hit in the chest and shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started.

Father Pushes Teen Son Out Of Way As Gunfire Erupts In Chicago : ' He Thought His Daddy Tripped '. CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started. Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to

Simmons was one of two workers for the city of Chicago who lost their lives to gun violence over the weekend. Less than 24 hours earlier, Terrell Jones, was shot dead while riding in a Chevrolet Equinox with his cousin during an apparent road rage incident in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The shootings pushed the number of homicide victims for the year to 100, a milestone reached a month later than the two previous years but still earlier than other recent years, according to data kept by the Tribune.

"These are the types of incidents that keep all of us up at night," Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference Monday. "And I promise you, we'll do everything that we can to bring these individuals responsible to justice."

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Father Pushes Teen Son Out Of Way As Gunfire Erupts In Chicago : ' He Thought His Daddy Tripped '. CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started. Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to

Father Pushes Teen Son Out Of Way As Gunfire Erupts In Chicago : ' He Thought His Daddy Tripped '. CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started. Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to

Simmons was shot at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, about a mile from where he lived, police said. He was on his way to take one of his two teenage sons to the airport, said Debra Wilborn, an aunt who helped raise Simmons. The teen, who lives in Texas, was visiting during spring break.

The family thinks Simmons may have stopped at the store to buy a lottery ticket. Dedrick Wilborn got a frantic call from Simmons' son and rushed to the scene. He tried to get to his cousin, but officers held him back from the ambulance.

"He wasn't by himself, we loved him," Dedrick Wilborn said.

Simmons worked for more than 20 years as a laborer for the Streets and Sanitation Department, according to Laborers Local 1001.

"Darnell worked, took care of his kids and played lottery," Debra Wilborn said.

Jones, a member of the same union, was gunned down about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 4900 block of South Ashland Avenue. A cousin, who also works for the city, was driving Jones home when they decided to take a shortcut down Ashland to avoid traffic on Interstate 290, according to Ernest Leggs, Jones' brother.

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The trail of bodies he 's left in his wake is proof. But when he kills a young woman while fleeing from a murder scene, the woman's father , a special forces soldier in the British military, vows to avenge his daughter's death. Father Pushes Teen Son Out Of Way As Gunfire Erupts In Chicago .

Father Pushes Teen Son Out Of Way As Gunfire Erupts In Chicago : ' He Thought His Daddy Tripped '. He was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him . He had given up attending to matters of practical importance; he had lost all desire to do so.

The men noticed a dark-colored SUV was following them. Two men got out of the SUV and opened fire, striking Jones several times, Chicago police said. Jones was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His cousin, 27, was grazed on the right hand.

Chicago police characterized the shooting as a possible incident of road rage.

On Monday, the family announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in Jones' death, according to community activist Andrew Holmes.

"I just want people to know that this was senseless," Leggs said. "And they need to turn themselves in or speak up. (The shooters) have ruined so many lives."

Jones graduated from Harper High School, Leggs said. According to the union, he had worked for the city about five years. He was married and had 3-year-old twins - a boy and a girl - and a 9-year-old son.

Michelle Jones-Vincent, Jones' mother, said her son often ran errands for relatives and was a family man whose children would run up to greet him when he got home. Leggs said his brother was looking forward to a raise at work and wanted to save up for a vacation to Disney World.

"I'm still in shock - for him to be taken away," Jones-Vincent said as she began crying. "This is not just no nobody."

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