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Obama mentions slain Evanston teen in gun control speech

Obama mentions slain Evanston teen in gun control speech

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 3, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray, Latest Stories

President Barack Obama mentioned a shooting victim from Evanston during a gun control speech this evening in Denver. "I had another conversation just a couple of months ago with a mom from Chicago — actually, Evanston, Illinois — whose son had been killed in a random shooting," Obama said at the...

Evanston gun control advocate Carolyn Murray to set up $3,000 reward for information on son’s shooting death

Evanston gun control advocate Carolyn Murray to set up $3,000 reward for information on son’s shooting death

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

March 15, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray, Latest Stories

Evanston gun control activist Carolyn Murray is reaching out to community organizations to set up a $3,000 reward for information on the November murder of her son Justin. During a City Council meeting Monday, Murray announced her partnership with Cook County Crime Stoppers and St. Sabina Church o...

‘Gang related’ label an excuse for unsolved homicides, victim’s mother says

‘Gang related’ label an excuse for unsolved homicides, victim’s mother says

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 5, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local

With no arrests made more than two months after the murder of 19-year-old Justin Murray, his mother, Carolyn Murray, has increased pressure on the Evanston Police Department to solve the case quickly. Murray alleged that EPD has used the label “gang related” to describe her son and Javar Bamberg’s...

Superintendent: ‘Fear, anxiety’ among ETHS students after recent shootings

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

December 14, 2012


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon acknowledged Thursday that a recent spate of gun violence in Evanston has led to heightened unease among the several thousand students who attend the city's only high school. "The Evanston Police Department indicates that these recent tragic events in the...

Evanston remembers ‘always smiling’ Justin Murray at slain teen’s funeral

Evanston remembers ‘always smiling’ Justin Murray at slain teen’s funeral

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

December 8, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local, Top Stories

They were supposed to see each other's weddings. And yet, Tyrone Gibbs Jr. peered down as he waited for the appropriate words to describe Justin Murray, the Evanston teenager who was gunned down last month in front of his grandmother's house. Gibbs had half-expected Murray to marry his younger...

‘Work doesn’t stop’ as Evanston mourns slain teenager Justin Murray

‘Work doesn’t stop’ as Evanston mourns slain teenager Justin Murray

Jia You, Reporter

December 4, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local, Top Stories

Evanston is once again rallying to curb gun violence after its second fatal teen shooting  in three months. On Saturday morning, more than 40 residents gathered in front of Evanston Township High School for a peace rally that lasted four hours. Community activists Jacob and Justin Blake organized...

Updated: Justin Murray funeral set for Saturday morning

Jia You, Reporter

December 3, 2012


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Update, 4 p.m. Monday: The church said this afternoon that Murray's wake starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, and his funeral begins at 11 a.m. Original story: Justin Murray’s funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, his mother told The Daily this morning. The chu...

Justin Murray killing not random, Evanston Police say

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

December 1, 2012


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Evanston Police do not believe the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Justin Murray was random. Murray, a 2011 graduate of Evanston Township High School, was shot dead Thursday night near ETHS. In a news release Friday night, EPD said Murray was shot twice while "two offenders" watched from a nearby...

Evanston Police believe Justin Murray killing gang-related

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Evanston Police believe the killing of Evanston teen Justin Murray was gang-related. Murray, 19, was fatally shot Thursday night in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue, less than one block from Evanston Township High School. He gradated from ETHS in 2011. “The incident itself has initial indicators...

Updated: 19-year-old Evanston man shot dead near ETHS

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Update, 12:30 p.m. Friday: Murray graduated from Evanston Township High School in 2011, District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said in a community notice this morning. ETHS families have been notified of Murray's death by email and phone, according to Witherspoon's statement. The school is ...

Updated: 19-year-old shooting victim dies in west Evanston

Susan Du, City Editor

November 29, 2012


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray

Update, 11:30 p.m.: The shooting victim is Evanston resident Justin Murray, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at 6:58 p.m. Update, 9:15 p.m.: A spokesman said the Cook County medical examiner's office has not been informed of the man's death. The ...