Home Invader Wasted
A man was shot to death on the front steps of an Englewood home, and a witness said it was a home invasion that was foiled by a man who lives there.
The dead man — identified by relatives as Darryl Turner, 27 — was shot around 8:30 a.m. at the home in the 5800 block of South Shields.
His body remained slumped at the bottom of a set of steps in front of the home later Monday morning as police recovered evidence from the scene.
Just left him lying there. That's priceless in and of itself.
But an eyewitness who asked not to be named told the Chicago Sun-Times that Turner was one of three armed men who pulled up in front of the house in a white Pontiac Bonneville and tried to break in and rob it.
“The guy who lives there shot him, and he fell down the stairs,” the witness said. “His buddies went back for him, but he wasn’t moving, so they got back in the car and escaped through the alley.”
With friends like that, who needs enemies, eh?
Neighbors Eddie Easter and Kenny Smith said they both heard four shots fired. The two-story, frame home had previously been fired upon several times in just the past week, they said.
“You’ve gotta be allowed to defend your own home,” Smith said.
The house had been shot at numerous times? So it's a dope house, stash house, money house or some big-wig living there. And the neighborhood knows this.
Easter added that gunfire isn’t unusual on their block. “In the summer, the kids run up and down here shooting,” he said.
Turner’s aunt Melinda said Turner was the father of a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy. He grew up in Chicago but moved to Milwaukee and was back in town for a short visit, according to his former girlfriend, Jennifer Smith.
Turner had survived multiple previous shootings — perhaps as many as 10, his aunt said.
Yeah, just down from Milwaukee to do a home invasion. And the victim of 10 previous shootings? We guess the 11th time is the charm.