Chicagoist Weekend Blotter
Yet another rundown of weekend crimes, tragedies and tribulations:
- Four teenagers lost their lives in Blue Island on Friday night. A Pontiac Bonneville carrying the four was going westbound on 127th near Mozart when it crossed the centerline, where it was broadsided by a Jeep Liberty. Speed appears to be a factor, but an investigation is underway to determine the true cause of the crash.
- In another fatal crash, two teenagers were killed in Riverside Saturday night when their car hit a tree in mid-air and split it in half. The 2004 Dodge Neon was traveling fast alongside another car when the 17-year-old driver lost control, hit a curb and sent the car hurtling into the air. It struck a tree on the passenger side, ripping it in two. The back passengers, 16 and 18, died in hospitals; the two front occupants are being treated. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
- A 22-year-old man is accused of shaking his infant daughter to death on Thursday. Police were called to Terrance Lowe's residence on the West Side, where they found two-month-old Tenisha Lowe with head injuries. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The Department of Children and Family Services say the Lowe family has no previous record with them.
- Finally, a 23-year-old robber was really looking to get his game on Saturday night. Antuan Blackman held up an E.B. Games on the South Side with a handgun, demanding money and a PlayStation 3. Blackman realized he was being videotaped on the surveillance system, so he told one of the employees to get the access key to shut it off. Instead, she escaped the store and flagged down police, who found Blackman hiding in an air duct. Along with the pistol and $559 in his pants, cops found $54 in coins in his sweatshirt. Poor guy; he's just longing for the long-lost arcade days. Either that or he couldn't figure out that that much money can just buy you a friggin' PS3.
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