Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bond denied for man charged in fatal shooting of 20-month old

A 21-year-old Burnside man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 20-month old girl who was struck by gunfire believed to be intended for her father.

Danzeal Finley, of the 700 block of East 92nd Street, was charged shortly after midnight Saturday with one count of first-degree murder in the death of

Cynia was shot in the head as she sat with her two young sisters in the back of her parents’ car Wednesday night in the Chatham neighborhood. She later died at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.

Police said they think Cynia's death was gang-related and that her father, Jerome Hendricks, was the intended target.

“He’s going to have to live with that for the rest of his life,” Police Supt. Jody Weis said of Hendricks at an afternoon press conference.

Hendricks is a Gangster Disciples member and Finley is a rival Black P Stone member, police sources said.
All he did was shoot an innocent child who would have had NO CLUE about whatever her father was involved with. At least we know that this individual did the right thing and turned himself in as indicated in one update here!

I got to note Mary Mitchell's column on this story. I won't excerpt from it, but I don't mind if you want to talk about it here.

1 comment:

  1. I agree wholeheartedly with Mary Mitchell with respect to this story. Everybody knew the father of these children was a gangbanger and nothing was said until the child was shot. We can only feel sorry for the child and the other children. Parents, Mother, father, sister, girlfrields, wives and grandmothers have got to say something when they see something. Maybe a little child would be alive today to sing, laugh and grow into a wonderful person. Daddy was a gangbanger and this is what happens when everyone who knew maintained their silence.


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