Monday, November 19, 2007

Grad student killed in shooting at 6120 S Ellis

by Hyde Park Crime Watch
Last updated 8:25 am Nov. 21

12:33 AM: Chase and shooting of staff member in dead end street
At 12:33 a.m. at 6045 Woodlawn, a University staff member
noticed a car nearby pull up to him, according to Olivia Boyd, a friend. "He knew that something was very wrong, so he ran," Boyd said. "Someone got out of the car and chased him. That was when he was shot at." The shooting occurred in a dead end street, and although he was not shot, he was forced to jump a fence in order to avoid the gunfire, wounding himself in the process.

1:15 AM: Attack by five armed men
At 1:15 a.m., two female students were robbed at 924 E. 57th St. by five armed men.
Police provided relatively vague descriptions that identified the men as about 17 to 20 years old of average height and weight, possibly driving a light-colored car.

1:25 AM: Murder during attempted robbery
Amadou Cisse, an international student completing his Ph.D. degree in chemistry, was shot and killed at 1:26 a.m. in the street near 6120 S. Ellis Ave in the Woodlawn Neighborhood. Amadou lived in a house at 6130 S Ellis.

According to the Tribune, Amadou was walking when the gunman approached him, Calumet Area Detective David Fietko said. Cisse died on the scene after he was shot. Amadou was shot in the chest, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office and Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. Cisse was pronounced dead at 4:25 a.m. at the Stein Institute.

According to NBC5, Police are seeking a dark-colored car believed to be involved in the shooting in the South Side's Woodlawn neighborhood. A 75-year-old man who lives near the shooting told police he heard the gunfire, looked out his window, saw the victim on the ground and a dark-colored car driving away, according to a Calumet Area detective. Authorities do not have a description of the assailant but did recover a small-caliber gun from the scene, which they are trying to trace. The shooter remained unknown and nobody was in custody at 5 a.m., the detective said. The University of Chicago is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime.

Chicago Police are looking for a light silver, gray or white four-door sedan with red doors on the driver’s side (pictured on left).

Police are investigating whether or not these incidents are related. Anyone who might have information related to any of these incidents should call the Chicago Police Department’s Area 2 Violent Crimes at 312-747-8272.

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