31 Mar '13, 9pm

Chicago Teenager Fatally Shoots Grandpa for Cellphone and Sneakers

Chicago Teenager Fatally Shoots Grandpa for Cellphone and Sneakers

Chicago, IL — A teenaged gunman allegedly murdered his own grandfather in the course of a robbery outside his house on the city’s south side, police and prosecutors claim. The teen allegedly pumped six bullets into his granddad’s back and stole his wallet so that he could buy new sneakers, a cellphone, and tattoos. Both the victim and the suspect were identified in media accounts as William Strickland. William Strickland the elder — who just celebrated his 72nd birthday — was on his way to an early morning kidney dialysis appointment when he was shot. He had been undergoing dialysis three times a week for about five years. “Strickland was headed to a Pace paratransit van for his ride to his dialysis appointment and had just made it to the gangway of his home when two men robbed and shot him several times, according to police. He died a short while later, around 4 a.m., jus...

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