This is so unbelievably tragic, we can’t even imagine what this family is going through.
The grandson of United States Representative Danny Davis ( D-IL) was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday night, apparently the tragic aim result of an argument over a pair of gym shoes.
Jovan Wilson , 15, was at home with his uncle and three siblings when two adolescents — reportedly a 15 -year-old boy and a 17 -year-old girl — entered the home and argued with the adolescent about the shoes.
At that point, the other son allegedly pulled out a gun and shooting Wilson in the head, according to multiple reports — including those from Davis himself, who spoke to the media after the incident.
“I guess I always knew that the prospect existed that it could happen close to me. I thought it was so unfortunate, because Jovan had just reached a point, 15, his grades had improved in school, his father had just were talking about how proud of him he was because he was catching on and realizing that all of their own lives was in front of him.”
Ugh — so unimaginably sad.
Davis continued , noting the horrible irony of the incident 😛 TAGEND
“We had counseled him about being at home, being inside the house at night and unfortunately here he was, in the house, at home, minding his own business, and some intruders would come and snuff his life away.”
A police spokesperson shared more details about the incident on Twitter ( below ), including the revelation that a person of interested has been identified 😛 TAGEND
Person of interest ID’d in slaying of Rep. Danny Davis grandson. Shooting not random& not home invasion. Minors in dispute over gym shoes
Anthony Guglielmi (@ AJGuglielmi) November 19, 2016
Such a senseless and needless tragedy — over shoes ?!
Congressman Davis shared more in a statement he released to the media early Saturday morning( below ):
Thanks to everyone that have contacted my family and staff. Please note the following and I appreciate your prayers during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/ LfVXCqRliy
Rep. Danny Davis (@ RepDannyDavis) November 19, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Wilson’s family, including Rep. Davis, and all of his friends and loved ones.
[ Image via WGN .]
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