Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shooting on 19th St. Leaves one dead, one injured and two in custody

Early this morning there was a shooting approximately at 1101 S. 19th St. Two victims were hit as a result of the shooting. It is unknown to us at this time what the condition is of the two victims, but as of 3 a.m. both victims were going into surgery.

After the shooting near 1101 S. 19th St. the suspects then fled to 142 S. Wesley St in Springfield, Illinois. As reported by a source within the Springfield, Illinois Police Department – There was an argument that happened between the suspects first, possibly about the shooting. Officers stood outside waiting for the suspects to come out of the house. Eventually, one suspect came out and was taken into custody and then another suspect came out and was taken into custody as well.

The two suspects are currently in the custody of SPD and is currently being interviewed by Detectives. One of the confirmed suspects is Richard Lawuary. Detectives do have a witness to the shooting and are currently interviewing the witness. As of 4 a.m. another witness may have came forward as well to provide some useful information to the Springfield Police Department.

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19th St. – The scene of the shooting.

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Police officers out at a house on S. Wesley St in Springfield, Illinois waiting for the suspects of the 19th St. shooting to come out of the house.

**Update at 9:22 A.M. on January 30th, 2013 – One of the victims, Charles E. Rice, has been confirmed to have died from his injuries.

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The pic above is of Charles E. Rice, who died from his injuries as a result of the shooting on 19th St. In Springfield, Illinois.

Update at 1:28 P.M.– Second victim we are advised was a cousin to the first victim. The second victim was shot in the chest but is currently in stable condition. We will report the name of the second victim as soon as we can confirm it.

Update at 1:40 P.M – Oscar L. Brown & Richard J. Lawuary have been arrested for the shooting on 19th St. in Springfield, Illinois.

Oscar L. Brown may face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Richard J. Lawuary may face charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and obstructing justice. Detectives believe Richard Lawuary did not fire any shots in the incident.

The motive for the shooting was because Oscar Brown and Richard Lawuary’s vehicle struck Charles Rice’s vehicle, which was parked. After the accident, words were exchanged followed by shots from a handgun that was allegedly fired by Oscar L. Brown and struck both of the victims. The vicitms of the shooting, Charles Rice and Richard Williams, were both unarmed during the incident.

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Oscar L. Brown (Now in custody)

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Richard J. Lawuary (Now in custody)

Background info on Richard J. Lawuary: On April 24, 2009 a Chatham, Illinois Police Officer had fired his duty weapon upon Richard J. Lawuary in an attempt to get his vehicle to stop. In that incident Richard J. Lawuary was only a passenger in that vehicle. No criminal charges were filed against Lawuary in that incident. The following links describe the details in the Chatham, Illinois incident.

Chatham officer believed car occupant was armed

Judge upholds firing of Chatham police officer

UPDATE: Second vicitm has been identified as Richard Williams.

    UPDATE AS OF 9:57 P.M. CST January 30, 2013:

Charles E. Rice Jr. Funeral will be Saturday, February 9, 2013. We will keep you posted on the rest of the funeral arrangements.

More to come in the next few hours while details are still coming out.

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Taylor St. blocked off due to a possible shooting and a car accident

Witnesses to this accident are saying they heard shots fired. However, Springfield Police Department is saying they can’t find “any evidence of someone firing a gun.”

Sources are saying that Sean Jackson was an injured person in the accident. Sean Jackson is also a known gang member to the Springfield, Illinois Police Department.

A female victim has been confirmed to be okay.

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Shooting in Springfield, Illinois and a high speed chase.

We caught wind of a shooting in Springfield, Illinois that happened a little while ago on January 25th, 2013.

In addition to the shooting, the police went on a high speed chase after a stolen white mustang.

They do have a suspect in custody. As of the moment the police are currently processing the crime scene.

Edwards and McCreery are currently blocked off due to police have found shell casings.

Police are also looking for two males who they believe were the ones that were targeted in the shooting.

Stay with us for updates.

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Jackson and McCreery St. Blocked off while Springfield, Illinois Police process the crime scene.

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Edwards and Pasfield St – Where the high speed chase stopped in Springfield,Illinois. The police surrounding a stolen White Mustang.

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A Retired Ball-Chatham Administrator being investigated for various district expenditures.

It is being reported in SJ-R that a Ball-Chatham retired administrator is being investigated for travel and reimbursement records.

A statement was issued by the district Friday morning. The statement advised that an Administrative review revealed “insufficient documentation to support various District expenditures.”

The school district has hired an outside firm to investigate. The firm hired is Sikoch LLP.

The district has advised that additional updates will be coming February 1st.

There is no information on how much money was involved and on advice of the district attorney, the district will not be releasing the name of the administrator.

We will keep our ears open and if you have any additional information or a source with this, please reach out to us anonymously below.

Thank you to one of our commentor on the needed correction!

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House fire at 823 N. Eight St. Springfield Illinois

A two story house at 823 N. Eighth St. was severely damaged in a fire today.

The fire started at about 5:30 p.m. but around 7 p.m. Firefighters were still at the home.

This incident is not related to the fire that happened at 901 N. 9th. St in Springfield, Illinois.

Two firefighters were injured, but neither sought medical treatment.

The first firefighter was bitten by a stray cat and the second firefighter cut his knee on a nail while crawling through the house.

The house was home to a hoarder, which made battling the fire more difficult.

Damage was estimated at $30,000.

See pictures below:

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Funeral arrangements for Donald and Deonte Lewis

Deonte Lewis & Donald Lewis
Funeral Services will be at Abundant Faith Christian Center
2525 Taylor Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217-585-4000

Time:
10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Memorial
11:00 A.M. to 12: P.M. Homegoing Service
Repass – Immediately following

A (Lews Brothers Memorial Fund) HAS ALSO BEEN SET UP:

Donations for funeral expenses can be made at any Illinois National Bank Locations or at Lanphier High School.

INB Locations are as follow:

Main Branch

322 E. Capitol Avenue
Springfield IL 62701
(217) 747-5500

Montvale Branch

2601 Chatham Road
Springfield IL 62704
(217) 747-5577

South 6th Street Branch

2849 South 6th Street
Springfield IL 62703
(217) 747- 8550

North Dirksen Branch

2450 North Dirksen Parkway
Springfield IL 62702
(217) 747-8500

West Wabash Branch

3150 W. Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 747-8700

Chatham Branch

100 E. Plummer Blvd.
Chatham IL 62629
(217) 483-6160

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Funeral arrangements for the victims of the 901 N. 9th St. Fire in Springfield, Illinois

We’re seeing requests for what are the Funeral arrangements for the victims of the fire that happened at 901 N. 9th. St in Springfield, Illinois.

We’re awaiting word on what the arrangements are and once we know, we will publish them.

Stay with us for updates!

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Deonte Lewis & Donald Lewis
Funeral Services will be at Abundant Faith Christian Center
2525 Taylor Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217-585-4000

Time:
10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Memorial
11:00 A.M. to 12: P.M. Homegoing Service
Repass – Immediately following

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