CHICAGO (AP) - Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries have been selected to hear the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth Williams in the death of Hadiya Pendleton. Opening statements begin Tuesday. Pendleton was shot at a park 1 mile from Obama's Chicago home in what prosecutors say was a botched attempt at gang retaliation.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Police say an attorney who argued 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court has been fatally shot during a domestic altercation inside his suburban Chicago home. The Cook County medical examiner's office says 71-year-old Steve Shapiro died in the Monday night attack in Northfield. Police say the suspected gunman fled and was arrested a few hours later after officers surrounded a home in nearby Winnetka. Police haven't released the suspect's identity or the circumstances of the shooting.
CHICAGO (AP) - Six hundred more police officers patrolled five violent Chicago police districts over the weekend following an alarming number of shootings a week earlier. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Monday that extra patrol officers will continue to be deployed "until we're comfortable things are stabilized." Authorities are eager to prevent a repeat of the Aug. 3- 5 weekend that left at least 71 people shot, 12 of them fatally. About 35 people were shot during the past weekend. None died.
RICHTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Suburban Chicago police say a man has been killed in a shootout with officers from two departments. Authorities say members of the Richton Park and Park Forest police departments exchanged fire Monday with a man who matched the description of a suspect wanted in a shooting that happened in Park Forest earlier in the day. Police officials say when officers approached the man in Richton Park he displayed a handgun. The victim in the earlier shooting is hospitalized with a head wound.
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