Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Information About 4600 Kenmore Shooting

There's a really sad story in the news about a mother who's experienced the tragedy of having two sons critically shot during the past ten days, and it gives some further information about the older of the two, who was shot in the head on Kenmore earlier this month:

Police say they found Jermaine Davis lying in the street, a gunshot to his head, around 4:15 a.m. Sept. 18 in the 4600 block of North Kenmore Avenue. He was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic.  "He was coming home from work and someone shot at him seven times," Davis said. "One of them caught him in the head. He was running away."  He has undergone four surgeries and she has not been able to talk to him either, she said. "I hope he wakes up today or tomorrow."

And from another article:

Just 9 days earlier, her 23-year-old son, Jermaine, had been shot multiple times, including once in the head, in the city's Uptown neighborhood. He remained in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, following four separate surgeries for the head wound.  ... Mystery surrounds both shootings; one happening in the early morning on an empty street, and the other in a house full of friends with a confusing story yet to be sorted out. ... Meanwhile, North Side detectives hadn't determined what led someone to open fire on Jermaine Davis. His family said he worked in the neighborhood, passing out restaurant fliers and moving stock.

According to the police at Beat 2312's last CAPS meeting, Jermaine Davis was a "minor" gangbanger with a short rap sheet.  His last known address was on the South Side, although it may not have been current.


  1. Do we know if both are currently gang members or involved in gang activity in the past?

  2. Still no address for the 23 year old? I don't believe he lived on the block he was shot on.

  3. Actually it was the block he has to walk past to get to a family members house...I grew up with this kid and his family and one thing I can tell you all this is happening way to often up north now and are tax dollars need to go into the schools and programs. There has to be some one out there with a brilliant mind and idea who can have a stronger influence then the stuff going on in these streets. I grew up on the north side and I can tell you there was no kind of positive influence around town. But I no this was a good kid and a good person from god, something terribly went wrong.