After Record Setting 2012, Homicides Mark Beginning Of 2013
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Chicago has already recorded its first three shooting deaths of the New Year. 20-year-old Octavius Lamb was on his way to a friend’s home when he was shot in the throat, in the 700 block of North Noble Street. 29-year-old Kevin Jemison was shot in the head near 45th and Champlain. 19-year-old Devonta Grisson was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting near 58th and Sacramento, in Gage Park. For 2012, Chicago recorded 506 homicides; 16 percent more than the previous year.