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11-Yr Old Boy Killed in Carjacking On His Way to Get Christmas Haircut

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by Barry Burch Jr.

Parts of Chicago are beginning to look a lot like the movie “Groundhog Day;” just flip the ratio of white people to black people and change the main story line to that of murder.  Regardless of when or where you wake up, sadly, one thing seems to be for certain:  Someone was just killed in Chicago.

One of the most recent additions to the city’s senseless death toll is 11-year-old Donovan Anthony Turnage of Chicago.  The boy was on his was to get his haircut for Christmas.  Unfortunately, at the same time, a man was fleeing a carjacking and slammed into the car the boy was riding in with his family, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.  Donovan along with his father and older brother were almost to the barbershop when they were crashed into around 12:30 p.m.

The police were in the process of chasing the suspect from an armed carjacking they had witnessed.  According to Donovan’s father, the car he and his two sons were in was hit from behind at a green light.  The impact caused their car to do a tailspin and land on the sidewalk, as reported by NewsOne.

Though Donovan happened to be riding in the back seat, “the impact was so hard it threw him out the back passenger window,” said his mother, Annette Turange.  According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, Donovan was pronounced dead at University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital at 1:35 p.m.

One can only imagine the immense pain of losing a child, especially before Christmas.  Annette says it “is very painful.”

She told the Sun-Times, “He was looking forward to opening his presents on Christmas.  He [suspect] took our angel away from us.”

The chase is to be reviewed by the department’s Traffic Review Board, according to a spokesperson for the Chicago police.

Too add more injustice to this already heartbreaking story; the suspect is still on the loose.  He managed to escape police following the accident by carjacking another vehicle and fleeing.  He eventually abandoned that car and jacked a third one; a 2007 Honda sedan.  Police are still in pursuit.

Barry is a scholar, who enjoys writing, arithmetic and politics.  Reach him @ Barryburchjr@gmail.com 

12 Comments

  1. Devon

    December 24, 2013 at 2:10 am

    So where’s outrage people? An innocent boy in Chicago is dead, oh my bad I meant SHI-RAQUE!! I’m disgusted heartbroken by this sheit!

  2. Robert

    December 24, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I grew to manhood in the City of Chicago and at 21 I left to see the world.I retired and came back at 65.I could not live in Chicago. I had lived in 3 war zone that I could compare to the life of terror I felt being in Chicago.I used every skill I learned as a Soldier everyday I was in Chicago.It was much worse than when I was a child and it was bad then. My only question after my years of service is what were the men at home protecting while the other men were at WAR.?? T There are enough Guns in the Hands of Americans to assist Police with better Law Enforcement. If the NRA really wanted to do something that is worth while as a joint operation. The NSA probably know all about them anyway.

  3. Carolyn M.

    December 24, 2013 at 5:30 am

    The police have released a pic of the suspect — white man. His face and car license plate are being shown on the television news shows.

  4. Carolyn M.

    December 24, 2013 at 6:07 am

    X144777- license plate – Rockie Douglas responsible for killing this boy. This white man is still on the run in a honda car. This was on Chicago television stations this morning 122413 — few moments ago.

  5. Marvin Gee

    December 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    The death of the African American in America

    Four Arrested In Deadly New Jersey Mall Carjacking
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men have been charged with murder, conspiracy and other counts in the death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday.

    This is just the beginning, and that is the most unfortunate situation specially in African American communities. We have finally cause problems that the rest of the American community will not deal with. The African American community is on their own. The crime rate in all major cities is exclusively caused by African Americans. Statistics indicate that the average African American male and female under the age of 40 is either unemployed on welfare or in jail. We are killing each other stealing from each other wholesale. The white and Hispanic community is no longer willing to trust and higher African Americans for any type of opportunity’s that or anything else that may be available. We as a people are no longer trusted and unable to blame anyone but ourselves for our own stupidity and ignorance.
    African Americans did not take advantage of the opportunities that were available, these opportunities are being taken by immigrants willing to work to make a better life for themselves.
    A message to the African American community when we had the opportunity we did not take advantage of it, so now we will have to hope that the new immigrants are willing to deal with the few African Americans that are willing to take advantage of the opportunities that may be available.
    I said it before, and I say it again, you didn’t want to work for the white man , and now you have to hope that the new immigrant business community is willing to let you work for them.
    Please pass this on to all news +web sites pertaining to [AFRICAN- AMERICANS ]
    [“DAMN”: We have become losers in your own country.]

  6. wheniwassifted

    December 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Mercy and grace to this family. Lord please intervene in Chicago to save our children, our people.

  7. Carolyn M.

    December 25, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Whiteman that killed this boy is in police custody. This wa reported on television stations in Chicago this morning. I believe this good news is a burden removed from his parents’thoughts. This murderer is awaiting extredition from Milwaukee, WI.

  8. Caryn G.

    December 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    senseless Horriffic! Death of yet ANOTHER one of our beautiful innocent children. my heart aches for his mother, and family. Losing a child “PERIOD” is heartbreaking, but before Christmas is O.M.G. i can’t even Phanthom the thought. May the Lord give this Family solice, & Peace. Lord Embrace this family during their Lost. May the Lord Rest his soul in peace.

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