Suspect in mother-son double murder found shot on West Side
The primary suspect in the murder of a 5-year-old boy and his mother was found shot four times but still alive on a West Side street.
“My godson was only five-years-old,” family friend Cindy Griffin said in a emotional plea for anyone with information to come forward regarding the tragic crime. “He didn’t have time to do anything. He just graduated from pre-Kindergarten. Can you please come through, say something, Say Something.”
Before police could find the suspected gunman, another shooter did according to reports.
Less than 20 hours later, police found an 18-year-old critically wounded in the 2800 block of West Arthington Street. The victim in this shooting was the shooter in the suspected double murder according to Tribune sources.
Police found mother Chavonne, Brown, 31, shot and killed inside her apartment at W. 53rd St. and S. Winchester Ave. early Friday morning. Brown’s son Sterling Sims was shot and killed in his bed. Her older son witnessed the shooting but was unharmed.
“It’s no respect for life anymore,” neighbor Veronica Smith said. “No respect.”
Neighbors and friends said Brown was a good mother who devoted her life to her boys.
“I can’t believe this,” close friend Tyrone Otis said. “She’s a sweetheart and her son.”