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.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!
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.
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.