Thursday, October 27, 2011
Erik Thompson, 21
21-year-old Erik Thompson was fatally shot late on the night of January 10th after he tried to break up an altercation between his aunt and her boyfriend. The shooting happened about 11:32 p.m. at 4134 West Wilcox Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's West Side. Reports said the aunt and her boyfriend were involved in an altercation inside a residence. When her nephew tried to break it up, the boyfriend shot him in the head. It is not clear if the couple were arguing or physically fighting. When police arrived, the Thompson was dead. The boyfriend fled after the shooting.