Friday, February 12, 2016

Man Shot In Lakeview Last Week Dies; Was On "Intensive Probation" After Threatening To Have Local Exec Killed

A 55-year-old Lakeview man who was shot in the chest during an altercation at Halsted and Oakdale last Thursday morning has died, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Clark (Chicago Police Dept)
Lazane Clark was shot by a 67-year-old suburban man around 11AM on February 4. Clark died Wednesday evening at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The shooter, who has a concealed carry license according to police, was taken into custody for questioning and released.

Last Friday, Chicago police said that the shooter had been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. The department subsequently apologized for the "issues" and said the man had been released without being charged.

Clark was well-known to many people who live near or frequent the area of Clark's apartment in the 2900 block of N. Halsted.

Two years ago, Clark was charged with aggravated intimidation by a gang member after he allegedly threatened to have an executive at the Reproductive Genetics Institute killed over a dispute involving damage that Clark's car suffered while parked in the firm's lot at 2825 N. Halsted.

Clark pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of intensive probation and was ordered to undergo anger management courses, court records show.

In 2001, a suburban car salesman was charged with solicitation of murder for hire in a scheme that would have allegedly paid Clark $2,000. After allegedly receiving a $1,000 down-payment, Clark got arrested on an unrelated narcotics charge and decided to tell cops about the purported murder plan.
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49 comments:

  1. He was a burden on society so much more at home in the gates of hell now.

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    1. Does anybody know what he did for a living to afford a condo?

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  2. What a legacy. Criminal. Rat. Bad neighbor. Paid assassin. Gangster.... RIP hommie, you will not be missed in Chicago. (Oh and based on the picture an arrogant smirking POS)

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  3. Oh WELL. Too bad.

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  4. To paraphrase the Joker, he was a vicious bastard, and I'm glad he's dead.

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  5. soooo....no big loss.

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  6. Good riddance. The neighborhood is a better one without you.

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  7. He drove around the neighborhood at all hours of the day and night in his Range Rover appearing to be a drug dealer with purported "dope boys" getting in and out of the car or on rare occasions, in the courtyard of our development. I tried telling myself I was wrong because he was always polite when running into him but the pieces just fit and polite folks can still be criminals.

    I had a gut wrenching guess that this was him who was shot as soon as it happened. I have an inkling this had something more to do with criminal activity than what has been released. It's unfortunate that he was killed but there is much more to this that I don't think any of us will ever find out.

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    1. "It's unfortunate that he was killed...."
      Well maybe in a some cosmic way that's true.
      What's truly unfortunate is that he chose to be an unrepentant sociopath.
      THAT's unfortunate, because that's controllable.
      The rest is pretty much inevitable.
      Live by the sword? Don't expect to die in peace.

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    2. I thought the same thing. "67 year old suburban man with a CCW license" to me this sounds like a hit man.

      Here's the article from 2014 about his ongoing shake-down of the parking lot owner :
      https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140220/lakeview/man-charged-with-threatening-have-lakeview-clinic-official-killed

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    3. I don't for a moment find it unfortunate so much as predestined. Live as a bad guy and generally you die as one. Given his history, do you really believe that there is "much more to this?"

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    4. If you saw a picture of the 67 year old suburban man you would realize he was nobody to mess with. He looked tougher than most of the 18-22 year old tough guys we see on the pages of CWB.

      Thank you to whoever posted the DNA article. The story reminded me of the Sopranos episode where Tony's crew decides to shake down a Starbucks, only in this case its a Genetic institute. Would have been funny, except it sort of worked and that business manager must have been terrified.

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    5. I believe there was more to this. Don't believe it was a random encounter with someone who happened to be carrying. Just another predator gone.

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    6. The 67 yo man was the president of the condo association Clark lived in. Clark owed the association $. Clark had a issue with the 67 yo president and instead of using words Clark tried to choke out the senior man. Clark then got shot, pick on enough and terrorize enough eventually someone will stand up and win

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    7. I'm the original anonymous, I'm not defending this scum one bit. When I say much more, I mean I'd like to know what Lazane did. Clearly something threatening since the police aren't pressing charges. I'm totally supportive of concealed carry and self defense. Surely he did something to deserve it.

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    8. This started as a condo association dispute!?!?!? What a nightmare. You buy your nice north side condo and end up with his jerk in your life.

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    9. I never put 1 second of thought into buying one of those condo thingies. Two of them that I rented, the underwater mortgage holders nearly begged me to buy them before vacating. One has been trying to sell that cage in Andersonville with the nutcases on either side and the visiting Eminem-wannabe relative below since 2008.

      I sold real estate for years. Whether a $50K condo or $500K condo, those "owners" were ALWAYS fighting. It WAS always fun as a humble renter to immediately be invited to join the weekly emailed gossip fest, er, um, association "newsletter" and chime in here and there. But my vote never counted.

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  8. No trial, no reports to file.

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  9. Hah! This idiot bought only about 6 extra months last summer when he came out of an alley at me and then ran off when I drew my concealed carry on him, I guess. It's not actually unfortunate that he was killed; it was actually an inevitability that eventually came true. People who prey upon others the way he attempted to do eventually run into someone with a bigger bite. His luck ran out.

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    1. Good for you!!!

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    2. Well done! If true.

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  10. WOW ! If the Gas Light Apartments had hired private security from the 19th Dist like Ald Tunney suggested this would never have happened.

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  11. Intensive Probation. Could someone with the knowledge explain? Thank you. Also, since I have lived on Oakdale for 7 years, I saw this guy driving in his range rover, always looking around like he was going to get jumped or jump. Did Clark pull a gun on the shooter? How can the gunman not be charged with anything after discharging a gun 500 ft from a park?

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    1. Believe it or not, it is still legal to defend one's own life. If you are willing to let someone kill you because you are close to a park, then it will probably happen.

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    2. It sounds like there was a physical altercation involved -- If the shooter believed he was in imminent danger of grievous harm or death, which it seems Mr. Clark had trotted out at/on victims before, I don't believe this could be classified as anything but self defense. Evidently the number of people whose job it is to determine whether the use of lethal force was justified or not felt it was self defense. Case closed.

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    3. Because he was in fear of his life and sustaining great bodily harm while being choked while on a public way. Self defense.

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  12. The taxpayers are saving a lot of money, now that this criminal is DEAD!

    Carry and Conceal Law is working to protect the good citizens for a change!

    Glad to see the real victim, was released without charging and this will happen more often because the Police can't protect us!

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  13. Thanks to the 67-year old for doing the neighborhood a service and getting this piece of trash off the streets for good.

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  14. Good shot. Finally a law-abiding citizen was able to fight back against a predator in Chicago using his 2nd Amendment right.

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  15. Anyone check with the Probation Department as to how often he was monitored? Anyone know who his probation officer was? Anyone care?

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  16. I'm curious what "intensive probabtion" means....

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  17. What the hell is "Intensive Probation"? ? ? ?

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  18. He's got some hard lines for 55. Must've been a rough life.

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  19. Just morbid curiosity...who attends this guy's funeral? I think it's unanimous that the neighborhood despised him. Just wondering if anyone loved him?

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    1. Other gang members.

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    2. Funerals cost money, and I doubt anyone is willing to pay for one. At best, his homies will pour one in the ground for him. That's after they break into his apartment and steal whatever's left behind.

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    3. Yes. Jesus loved him.

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  20. RIP to the man.He was a decorated U.S. Army officer. Quit the "cat calling" and respect the dead.

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    1. If true then the Army failed with him and he was definitely not something the Armed Forves would be proud to say was one of their own

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    2. I'm calling BS on the Army service, especially as an officer.

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  21. Who cares, be happy he's dead.
    One less thug prowling the neighborhood.

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  22. an update on the aftermath the scum in our neighborhood: leave
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160212/lakeview/kevin-omalley-scholarship-fund-honor-young-man-slain-lakeview

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  23. A good guy with a gun stopped a violent repeat felon.

    That couldn't happen.

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  24. Five days & no updates? We are getting worried about you. Hope all is well. We NEED you!

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    1. Worry not. It was vacation week for a couple of us and others had a seminar. All good.

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  25. The only people that probably attend his funeral where his sisters. He was a terror in the neighborhood where he grow up. No one liked him then either cause he was a "BULLY" then too. He truly died how he lived. He's gone now and nobody cares. I just want to be the one to say may his soul rest in peace till judgement day.

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  26. Is that like double secret probation?

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  27. he was also allegedly actor Michael Clark Duncan's brother

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