Sunday, June 07, 2015

ONE WEEK ON: Details Of Oakdale Homicide Emerge From Police, Court Filings

Flowers were placed near the crime scene earlier this week.
Here are a few details that have emerged in the days since Kevin O’Malley was shot to death during an attempted robbery at 942 W. Oakdale.

Kristopher Pitts, 22, is charged with murder and armed robbery in the case

• At the time of the murder, Pitts was awaiting trial for allegedly threatening a police officer with a machete.

• In court records, police say they found O’Malley’s cell phone in Pitts’ possession, clarifying some reports that the robbery attempt had failed.

• The 19th district CAPS office released information stating that “a witness attempted to gain control of the weapon” before O’Malley was shot. There is no mention of a struggle in court records.

• At least six witnesses have been identified in the case.

• O’Malley, previously of suburban Palos Park, was living in the 1300 block of Fletcher at the time of his death. Media reports that identify O’Malley as a resident of the suburbs appear to be based on information released by the coroner’s office.

• The officer who scaled the outside of the Wellington Brown Line station to find Pitts is a 43-year-old police veteran.

• O'Malley's death was the first homicide in Lakeview since a May 10, 2012, gang-related shooting at Ashland and Addison, according the authoritative work of W.H. Thompson at Hey Jackass.
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19 comments:

  1. Sadly, with all the outrage that was expressed on this blog a week ago, not a single person has taken action to make any changes in the community. And everyone will soon be cheering the politicians marching in the parade thanking them for a job well done.

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    1. Sometimes these anonymous comments are so ignorant. I have signed up to be a court advocate as a result of the murder of that young man AND I am beginning the process for a permit to carry a gun.

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    2. I can assure you that not "everyone" will soon be cheering the politicians. This guy won't be.

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    3. My "anonymous" ass has made sure every naive tourist and resident of Chicago that I have encountered over the past week is well aware of this atrocity that occurred in "One of the best neighborhoods in America".

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    4. That's pretty broad to state that "not a single person" has done anything. Since this travesty as well as the comedic CAPS meeting last week, I have been distributing flyers with the CWB web listed on it as well details of the homicide, the riot at the gas station, and the general thuggery that has overtaken Boystown. I am also researching the backgrounds of the aldermen of wards 44 and 46. Don't say "not a single person" is doing anything. Many are working on different things right now. We've just about had it with the shenanigans that are ALLOWED by the powers-that-be in this once-great neighborhood.

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    5. "not a single person has taken action to make any changes". How about the blog you posted your ill-informed comment on? Probably takes considerable effort/time and I believe that CWB reporting is beginning to make a difference. CWB is finally getting picked up by the main stream media too. "the truth is out there" - the1stmikec

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    6. I purchased a Helmont t-shirt and wore it out today. I also contributed some funds in support of all the awesome and hard work the CWB people do. Where would we be without them??

      I also informed another 5-6 people about the goings on in the neighborhood who had no clue...not even about the murder. Of course, I told them about this blog, too!

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    7. I hope you don't get harrassed, or worse. Nobody is supposed to know about the crime unless they saw it with their own two eyes and even then their sanity would be questioned.

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  2. Have you? Myself and one other poster have communicated offline and are talking this week to figure out what we can do to spread information. If you would like to join us, please contact CWB and get my info.

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    1. Our email is contactingcwb at Gmail. We're more than happy to put you in touch.

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    2. Our email is contactingcwb at Gmail. We're more than happy to put you in touch.

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  3. I have taken action. I am doing what I can. I called both Alderman and went to the CAPS meeting this past Wednesday. I am seriously disturbed about the increase in violence these past 2 years and both the killing and the near riot at the Circle K. I suggest we all start going to the CAPS meetings and find out what is being done to address the issues and what we can do to bring pressure where it needs to be applied to get the cops more man power to help the community out.

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    1. I very much appreciate that you are making an effort. I have done the CAPS meetings and they're a joke. It/s the citizens who don't even know what a CAPS meeting is whom we need to reach. So few of us even know there is a problem.

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    2. CAPS meetings aren't a joke in my old beat in a neighborhood with residents of a similar demographic mix. They can only be as effective as the residents who run and attend them. If the facilitator doesn't run your meeting, he or she should be. That's the key person, along with the beat cops, who truly make a difference when it comes to making CAPS work. If you go a few times and your facilitator is passive, email the commander and CAPS sgt and volunteer to be a co-facilitator.

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  4. Another "aggravated assault - handgun - 3400 block N. Elaine Pl.".

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    1. What are the details about this!!!???? I fucking LIVE in this block!!!!!!

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    2. I've lived in the general or direct vicinity for nearly a decade and find it odd that, for such a short street, Elaine Place hits the crime stats reports a bit too much. I have my own opinion and will leave it at that.

      That being said "be aware of your surroundings" and check in with ClearMap and Everyblock (it does have some interesting tidbits other than postings for lost cats).

      You'd be surprised at the amount of people walking around with guns in Boystown for whatever reason.

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    3. You live on Elaine Place and you are shocked by violent crime occurring there? Where have you been?

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    4. Isn't there a drug dealer on Elaine Place that deals out at the clubs?

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