OCTOBER HOMICIDES (7)
OCT. 8—Omar Islam, a 21-year-old Black male from the North Side, was shot multiple times and found dead at the inbound Homewood Bus Shelter on the East Busway, near Homewood Avenue. He had been waiting for a bus when three males approached him, attempted to rob him and a fight broke out. He was shot and his property was stolen. Authorities report that the three had collectively planned to commit a robbery. They initially attempted to use Facebook, but were unsuccessful. Then they walked to a Homewood ATM with the intention of robbing a customer, but after no one arrived, they began to walk towards the busway. Authorities have charged Jordan Bey with criminal homicide, robbery and carrying a firearm without a license, and both, Desmond Young and Jequan Frierson with criminal homicide, robbery and criminal conspiracy. They are awaiting trial.
OCT. 15—Calvin Doswell, a 30-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found fatally shot with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest in the 1300 block of Oberlin Street in the Lincoln-Lemington area. Doswell was reportedly seen arguing with two individuals, when one pulled out a gun and fired shots. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 18—Donald Lowry, a 46-year-old Black male from Sheridan, was shot in the back while at JR’s Bar at 520 East Ohio St., in the North Side. He was standing at the