Teen Killed While Shoveling Snow For Extra Money

Teen Killed While Shoveling Snow For Extra MoneyBy April Taylor

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a 17 year old high school student, Ronald Hayes, has died.  According to an article published by the website, he was shoveling snow near his house on the Near West Side at the 1300 block of Hastings Avenue when he was shot in the head and killed around 4:15 pm Sunday afternoon.  He was found by police at an apartment complex on West Washburne Ave which was just blocks from his mother’s house where he grew up.

Hayes attended Banner Academy West High School.  In an interview given by his mother, Kathy Booker, after she viewed her son’s body at the scene, stated that Booker was a good kid.  Hayes was the fourth of nine children and was going to graduate in June.  The article reports that he was very close to his mom.  In fact, they were so close that he was planning on taking her to his prom as his date.

According to the article, Booker was known to his family as, “Duck,” a nickname given to him by his mom.  It was also reported that Booker wanted to attend college and had aspirations of becoming a police officer.  His favorite subjects were math and music, and he reportedly loved to play basketball and listen to Chief Keef.

Family members, including Booker’s grandfather, gathered at the scene and spoke to police while Booker’s body lay covered by a white sheet.  Police were apparently upset about how young Booker was and how senseless the violence was that took his life.  Gun violence is unfortunately a very common occurrence in Chicago as police reported three other injuries that took place that Sunday afternoon.  The senseless violence that takes the lives of so many young people must be stopped.  Booker did not deserve to die, and he had a promising future ahead of him.  May his family find some peace in the days ahead, and may Chicago find solutions to the epidemic of senseless violence that plagues the city.

Source:  chicagotribune

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Share This Post

DeliciousDiggGoogleStumbleuponRSS

8 Responses to Teen Killed While Shoveling Snow For Extra Money

  1. Cindie February 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Where I live, mothers and grandmothers don’t allow their sons or grandsons to go out to shovel snow because they’ve been robbed at gunpoint by thug wanna-bees after working out in the cold to make money the honest way. And our entire community suffers for it.

    But if I had a son or grandson (my nephews are all adults), no way in HELL would I have them risk their lives for a few dollars. And I have seen middle-aged and older African-American parents and grandparents make excuses for the violence, also.

    Sickening!

    My heart goes out to this family….

    Reply
  2. Peter D. Slaughter February 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The white people who own and operate these gun and ammo factories could care less. Just one less black person gone,wiped off the face of this earth.
    These black face shooters basically have the mentally of the kkk.
    To bad a vast % of them seem to not know this,which is why they keep kiiling and robbing each other with these guns from these white own factories.
    21st century genocide eugenics in full effect.

    Reply
  3. DoverDavisJr February 12, 2014 at 11:39 am

    The false assumption is Blacks are killing one another. Until the killer is caught, his identity is unknown. He or she could be white, latino, chinese, etc.

    Just because a black person was killed does not make it a black on black crime. The killer could have been a racist driving in the black community looking for a black person.

    Do you remember the Son of Sam?

    This should be a wake up moment for black people. WE MUST CHANGE. WE MUST CHANGE OURSELVES AND PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY AND OURSELVES.

    We must change our minds and our habits. We must change the way view ourselves and other people. The Street mentality must be replaced with academia.

    We can start by showing a true and genuine social interest in ourselves.

    We should not concern ourselves with the people of color or anyone else until we show concern for ourselves by protecting ourselves.

    Finally, we must stop people like J-Z and 50 cent from poisoning the minds of young people and reinforcing racism in America. They are also part of the problem.

    Reply
  4. Ann G. February 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Until mothers & fathers start teaching their kids respect for them as their parents, respect for their neighbors, and respect for their peers, this will continue but one thing I have learned in the 65 years on this earth is that the apple does not fall far from the tree! Children emulate what they see, it starts from the home, if mom and dad are doing drugs, packing guns, so will the children for that is all they know. You are your environment! If this is the lifestyle adults want to live, I say to you do not bring children into this world! It is a damn shame that a child cannot go out and earn some money without the thought of being murdered. Those in charge need to shut the thugs down in Chicago by any means necessary so decent people can live!

    Reply
  5. Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd February 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    THANK YOU BLUE DOG FOR PUBLISHING OUR PAINS, WHICH THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA DON’T GIVE A DAM AND I COMMEND EVERY PERSON WHO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS!

    I WANT MY EMAIL PUBLISHED BLUE DOG: Because there is a common denominator within every responder, that there is a problem, BUT no one seem to have the answer: UNTIL NOW?

    One professor said, at UCLA according to Dr. Art Webb: “Why talk when nobody is listing?”

    I will not comment here on my favorite social page Blue Dog, but I will comment on my website, which facebook and Yahoo has ban as a SPAM. You can read the answer the reason, “WHY JEW DIED IN ALL HOLOCAUSTS AND NOW HAM-DNA KUSHITE/BLACKS-BROWNS ARE DYING FOR THE SAME REASON?”

    Please contact me, only if Blue Dog and you believes, that you alone; can change why Trayvon Martins’, this 17 years of Ham-dna Kushite/-Blacks died and why all Ham-dna Kushite/Blacks-Browns seeds are slated: for genocidal-holocaust deaths globally?”

    Call or 760-221-9870

    SHALOM,
    Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd

    Reply
  6. JDub81 February 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Chicago….a vast wasteland!!!

    Reply
  7. Big Papa February 13, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Spell dumb ass…….Bo Pete. Nothing good to say, then keep that dumb shit to yourself! As if you ain’t the “Nigga” of the moment!

    Reply
  8. オークリー ガレージロック July 8, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    The supreme formula for men you can discover more about straight away.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>