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7 YEAR OLD Heaven Sutton KILLED by a Chicago Gang Member!
A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton.
Jerrell Dorsey's charges include first-degree murder and aggravated battery. He is due in bond court today.
On Wednesday night, Heaven was selling candy in her front yard in the 1700-block of North Luna when she was gunned down by alleged gang crossfire.
Heaven's mother believes more than one person is responsible for the shooting.
"I feel they're doing a great job on the case so far," said Heaven's uncle, Richard Harrington. "I just hope that everyone who has something to do with it get charged." It prompted an angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lecture the gangs driving this staggering 38% increase in Chicago homicides.
Asked about this shooting at an economic development event, the mayor said, “This is not about crime. This is about values. Take your gang conflict away from a 7-year-old. Who raised you? You have a 7-year-old selling lemonade. You’re a member of a gang coming to get lemonade and another gang member is driving by. Where were you raised and who raised you?” His voice rising and pointing his finger, he continued sternly, “Stay away from the kids!”
This emotional and personal approach is new for the mayor, who has focused on announcing various police and community tactics in previous comments on the spike in murders and shootings here.
Another different approach came earlier this week when police gave the details of a $1 million partnership with CeaseFire, an organization that relies on ex-gang members to mediate conflicts and prevent violence. The controversial deal will put 40 “interrupters”, as the group calls them, on the streets in two of the city’s most violent neighborhoods. Ashake Banks welcomes any kind of help “to stop the shooting.”
She and Heaven were planning a trip to Disney World next month, a reward for the girl’s good grades this year. Instead, Ashake now plans a march with neighbors tonight to send a message and a challenge: “They cannot get away with just killing my baby. They shot her in the back and she was just seven years old.”
Heaven's funeral is this coming Friday at St. Mark International Christian Church. May God’s Angel R.I.P!!
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