Man is fatally shot in Westmont apartment

Full story: Chicago Tribune

A 36-year-old man was shot dead in his third-floor Westmont apartment Tuesday afternoon.
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darres

Matteson, IL

#1 Mar 4, 2009
Does anyone have any updates on this story?
Qui

United States

#2 Mar 4, 2009
R.I.P Uncle....I wish i got the chance to say good bye and to tell you I love you
TRELL

Greenwood, IN

#3 Mar 4, 2009
LOVE YA DAD RIP
TRELL

Greenwood, IN

#4 Mar 4, 2009
WHY
a local

Westmont, IL

#5 Mar 4, 2009
The Ponds is a known drug dealing, gang area, NOT the place you want to live! Westmont Police just did a good job of cleaning the park up (across 67th by the nice town homes) and now this junk. Well, when you have a LARGE portion of this junky apartments rented out to section 8, you are going to have a lot of problems. I feel bad for people trying to sell townhomes at Orchard Gate.(especially the ones who face the Ponds). They are most likely not having as much luck because of where they are located. The Ponds is the dark ghetto of Westmont!
David

Elmhurst, IL

#6 Mar 4, 2009
Black on Black crime...you gotta love it!!! I live in Westmont. The Ponds Apts. are absolutely horrific!! Come on Mr. Mayor...we NEED more Section 8 in Westmont. Section 8 equals more crime, more headache for hard working residents, lower property values and higher property taxes...YEA section 8!!!
poe

Bartlett, IL

#7 Mar 5, 2009
David wrote:
Black on Black crime...you gotta love it!!! I live in Westmont. The Ponds Apts. are absolutely horrific!! Come on Mr. Mayor...we NEED more Section 8 in Westmont. Section 8 equals more crime, more headache for hard working residents, lower property values and higher property taxes...YEA section 8!!!
why you gotta be rude.you must be a racist white person!!! lets hope someday something like this happens to someone u care for!!!
Rain

Davenport, IA

#8 Mar 5, 2009
I have you and your family in my prayers Qui, this is the time to keep God closest to you..
LIL JAMES CHI-TOWN 64ST

Hammond, IN

#9 Mar 5, 2009
We going to miss u RIP my brother!!!!
Tameka

Naperville, IL

#10 Mar 5, 2009
R.I.P. I cant believe that someone would do this.
local resident

Darien, IL

#11 Mar 5, 2009
I saw all of the police cars on Cass/67th/Clarendon Hills cemetary Tuesday. I also saw 2 Oak Brook cop cars. They were handcuffing a black man on Cass Ave. What is the story about him? Was he the shooter?
David

Villa Park, IL

#12 Mar 5, 2009
Racist, no. Rude, no. Sick of paying for welfare, yes. Sick of what the suburbs are becoming since Daley started send all the Sec 8 out here, yes.
I pay A LOT of money to live where I live, with that I expect to have a peaceful place to live. I expect to be able to walk my street with my family , and not have to worry about such a crime happening in my neighborhood.
I think that having a housing complex like the Ponds, in an unnecessary burden on the community. More that anything, I feel bad for the police and firefighters that have to respond and clean up after such stupidity.
I say, Mayor Rahn, get rid of Section 8 in this town. Bring it back to the sleepy blue collar town that it used to be.
David

Villa Park, IL

#13 Mar 5, 2009
I'm in Westmont, not Lombard. Not sure why it shows otherwise.
Gene

Elkhart, IN

#14 Mar 5, 2009
My prayers are with the young man's family that lost his life. Doesn't matter where you live or how much you pay to live where you live all GOD's children should be able to walk down the street with their family and not have to worry about crime. But in the world we live in that is not the case no matter where we are. All people on section 8 are not criminal minded people just as anyone who pays alot to live where they live are not always law abidding citizens. No one can judge another leave that to GOD. I pay a lot to live where I live also but I don't judge those who get assistance and are trying to better the lives of their families because some people choose to do wrong. Read the police doings in our area David and you will see that crimes committed are not always by those on section 8 you might be surprised to find some of our neighbors listed there as I have. Again, condolensces to the family.
TRELL

Gary, IN

#15 Mar 6, 2009
David I am 14 years old and this man was my father. How do you know he was on section 8. Did you know him. If you didn't I am tired of hearing your comments.
Bustoff

Hinsdale, IL

#16 Mar 6, 2009
Sheesh. Wake up. The only good thing about this kind of incident is that it's job security for more police officers. Why else would there be a police sub-station at such a high-crime section 8 complex?
Qui

Springfield, OH

#17 Mar 6, 2009
David wrote:
Racist, no. Rude, no. Sick of paying for welfare, yes. Sick of what the suburbs are becoming since Daley started send all the Sec 8 out here, yes.
I pay A LOT of money to live where I live, with that I expect to have a peaceful place to live. I expect to be able to walk my street with my family , and not have to worry about such a crime happening in my neighborhood.
I think that having a housing complex like the Ponds, in an unnecessary burden on the community. More that anything, I feel bad for the police and firefighters that have to respond and clean up after such stupidity.
I say, Mayor Rahn, get rid of Section 8 in this town. Bring it back to the sleepy blue collar town that it used to be.
Just to inform you, he didnt utlize section 8, he actually just move out to that area. See thats the problem with ignorant a$$ white people such as yourself, you think because you pay a great deal of money for where u live your suppose to be above everyone. Well news flash, rather it be Westmont or beverly hills or the city of compton, this can happen to anyone! I am gonna pray for you, because if this happened to your son or brother or father you woouldnt want anyone judging them. and FYI if you made REAL money you wouldnt be staying in Westmont. The cost of living in that area is not high, and honestly it cost more to live in the city than it does there. So while you are singing about how much money you make and pay to live there, if its that bad move to downtown chicago i am sure something "like this as you say" won't happen down there...or will it....you be easy sir and keep god first, keep this in mind, don't judge others because the blessings god has given you can and will be taken away, and when you die you can't take Westmont nor the "expensive" house your paying for with you....be easy
Quita

Springfield, OH

#18 Mar 6, 2009
TRELL wrote:
David I am 14 years old and this man was my father. How do you know he was on section 8. Did you know him. If you didn't I am tired of hearing your comments.
Trell don't let this ignorgant ass white man get to you...he is just upset that living in Westmont is forcing him to live check to check...don't worry about dude nor what it has to say about your dad...We are all gonna make it through this, i will see you and your mom when you all get back to chicago...I love you...
Trin

New York, NY

#19 Mar 6, 2009
Qui........my condolences and prayers are with you and the family. Stay strong for you and the family.........and please ignore the ignorance of this insensitive a@@hole repsonding rudely with comments. Someone has lost a father, a brother, a uncle, a cousin etc etc and there is no room for the nonsense. God will very well handle situations like this in all aspects. And to the a@@hole ..FYI you dont know anything about the young man or his family that experienced this tragedy they earn money just like you do and pay money to live in decent areas just like you do. This is your lack of education in stereotyping a black man. It doesnt matter where you located things like this happens everywhere whether its a man or a woman killing there whole family, someone else, a suicide, or whatever. The way the economy is things like this is happening all around good areas bad areas etc etc. Tragedy does not discriminate on race. Its just messed up the way things do happen. People dont understand until things happen to them. But why am I wasting my time responding to him and we answer to no one but God. With that being said Im going to take this energy for Qui this your bf I love you and Im here for you on whatever you need. Love you much Im praying for you and the family.
GODS BLACK CHILD

Wichita, KS

#20 Mar 6, 2009
poe wrote:
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why you gotta be rude.you must be a racist white person!!! lets hope someday something like this happens to someone u care for!!!
ACTUALLY RACIST MAN I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE WITH HARD WORKING JOBS THAT PROBABLY MAKE MORE MONEY THAT YOUR STUPID ASS. HOW DARE YOU ASY SUCH A THING I DONT LIVE IN THE PONDS, BUT FEEL FOR THE THE FAMILY, WE ARE ALL GODS PEOPLE AND NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO B4 THERE TIME. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU,

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