Jan. 8 Bellwood Shooting Now Being Treated As Homicide After Man Dies

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 1/14/18

Featured image: Lazarrek Ellis, who was fatally shot on Jan. 8 | Facebook 

Local law enforcement officials are treating a shooting that happened outside of a Bellwood nightclub on Jan. 8 as a homicide after a man was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center not long after the incident.

The shooting happened at around 2 a.m. on Monday outside of Avenue 23, a bar located at 2305 St. Charles Rd., in Bellwood, according to a CBS Chicago report.

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey told CBS Chicago reporters that the incident started from an argument between two groups of people who started fighting inside of the establishment before bar employees asked them to leave, Harvey told the news outlet.

Once the parties were outside of the club, someone started shooting, wounding three people. According to the CBS report, “Two of the victims were from Chicago. One suffered a graze wound, the other was shot in the leg.”

A third victim, the outlet reports, was from Maywood and died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. The Cook County medical examiner’s office, however, indicated that the man is from Chicago.

Lazarrek T. Ellis, 30, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

According to Harvey, this is Bellwood’s first homicide of 2018. VFP 


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5 thoughts on “Jan. 8 Bellwood Shooting Now Being Treated As Homicide After Man Dies

  1. This was my cousin a loving and caring person they killed him for no reason tore out family apart please bring justice for our family this has broke our hearts he will truely be miss his daddy n mother has lost a wonderful and beautiful son n we lost a brother cuz father n son I just want to no y.

  2. That’s not the first time a murder has been committed at that establishment it’s been under several names over the last 15 years, majority of the gangs are at that establishment Mafia insane Vice Lords, Black P Stone Nation and Four Corner Hustler.

    1. Exactly, hard to convince others if there’s no self worth. Not sure how to fix it but it’s a really difficult and long overdue conversation. Good people are sick and tired of the actions of a few asshats with no morals or value of life.

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