Slain teen’s family asks public for help in finding killer

The family of a college student who was shot last week on his way home from school was handing out fliers Monday, along with some community members, asking for help in finding the teen’s killer.

A $1,000 reward is also being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.

“My nephew had a lot of hopes and dreams,” said Virgina Allen, who is mourning the loss of her 19-year-old nephew Kevin Baker.

Police say suspects came up behind Baker and his female cousin and demanded their cell phones at 62nd and South Campbell. They handed them over. Then, they shot Baker in the head and the stomach.

On this day when the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a group of community activists passes out fliers near the shooting. They want parents and witnesses to come forward implicating the shooter who stole the dreams of a teenager who wanted to be a veterinarian and was attending Harold Washington College.

Police are investigating, and say they do not have any descriptions of suspects or getaway cars.

Anyone with info, should call Chicago police.

You can also contact 1-800 883-5587 with tips to claim the reward.

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