Sunday, February 28, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Sun-Times Homicide Watch || By Jeff Mayes || Updated: 2/29/16
A man killed in a drive-by shooting on a [Feb. 23] Tuesday afternoon in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side has been identified as 23-year-old west suburban resident Diamond Garner.
Garner was outside in the 0-100 block of South Leamington about 4 p.m. Tuesday when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots at him, Chicago Police said.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Garner attended Proviso East High School and lived in the 1200 block of South 17th Avenue in Maywood, according to the medical examiner’s office. VFP
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