Tuesday, September 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 9/7/17
Funeral arrangements have been announced for a teenager who was fatally shot on Aug. 30 on the 600 block of 11th Ave. in Maywood.
The victim, who has been identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 14-year-old Michael Jones (pictured, left, at a younger age), of Maywood, was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead the next day.
On Aug. 30, Maywood police said that they didn’t have any suspects in custody but had recovered a suspect’s car. They’re still investigating the shooting.
“We don’t know the circumstances of the shooting but our investigators have been canvassing the area collecting information,” said Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley. “The Cook County Sheriff’s department has also been helping out.”
Cooper’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m., at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood.
Talley said that anyone with any information on the shooting should call the Maywood police department at (708) 450-4440. VFP
Correction: A previous version of this article included an incorrect last name for the victim. It is Michael Jones, not Cooper.