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Woman injured during car theft Sunday night (free content)

November 29, 2021 - 19:02
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A woman suffered minor injuries Sunday night when she was struck by a vehicle while chasing her own vehicle as it was being driven off by a thief.

Police responded to the 18200 block of Halsted Street at about 9:50 p.m. The victim was seen by Homewood Fire Department paramedics for minor injuries from being struck by the vehicle and refused further treatment, police said.

4 people shot in Flossmoor early Sunday (free content)

October 31, 2021 - 21:49
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Four people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday, Oct. 31, in the 3800 block of Ballantrae Way, according to Flossmoor police.

When officers arrived on the scene shortly after midnight after receiving reports of gunshots, they found four wounded people and provided medical aid.

Three of the victims were transported to Christ Hospital, and one victim was transported to Franciscan Hospital in Olympia Fields.

Emergency response team activated in domestic violence situation late Tuesday in Homewood

October 27, 2021 - 08:57
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Homewood police responded about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 18200 block of Morgan Street near James Hart School after receiving a report of domestic battery.

The victim left the apartment before calling 911. She told officers that someone had threatened her with a firearm.

Officers were unable to make contact with the alleged offender, who had remained in the apartment.

The South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) then responded to the scene.

Homewood police investigate report of shots fired early Sunday

October 24, 2021 - 17:09
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Homewood Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 18500 block of May Street shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

Officers discovered that one residence had been damaged. Detectives located shell casings in the area. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Police urge anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 708-206-3420.

Shots fired Monday in Homewood

October 20, 2021 - 22:40
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Homewood police responded to reports of shots fired just before midnight Monday, Oct. 18.

Officers found shell casings in the 18300 block of Hood Avenue, but no one was injured and no property damage was found from the incident.

Police urge anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 708-206-3420.

Homewood police investigate shots fired early Tuesday (free content)

August 10, 2021 - 10:39
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Just after midnight Tuesday morning Homewood police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1300 block of Jill Terrace. 

Responding officers discovered one residence had been damaged. Investigators located shell casings in the area. 

Two subjects were seen running from the area after the incident, however no offenders were located.

Wife charged in May 8 murder (free content)

May 25, 2021 - 19:20
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The wife of murder victim Robert James Jr. has been charged in his death, according to Homewood police.

Rachel James, 43, of Manhattan, was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 25, and was charged with first degree murder, police said.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at Markham Courthouse.

Robert James, 48, was found dead of gunshot wounds on May 8 in an office building in the 900 block of 175th Street.

Police: Suspect apprehended in Monday bank robbery in Homewood (free content)

May 17, 2021 - 13:29
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A suspect was apprehended Monday morning, May 17, by bank security during an apparent robbery attempt at the US Bank branch at 183rd Street and Kedzie Avenue, according to Homewood police.

No one was injured in the incident, which was reported to police at 10:31 a.m.

The suspect was turned over to the custody of the FBI. The Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is assisting the FBI with the investigation. 

Homewood police say shooting on Saturday was homicide (free content)

May 11, 2021 - 15:58
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Homewood police said Tuesday that a shooting death on Saturday was the result of a homicide. 

Police identified the victim as Robert James Jr. of Country Club Hills. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office reported that James was 48 years old. 

James was found in an office in the 900 block of 175th Street about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at 10:50 a.m., according to the medical examiner's report. 

Homewood police investigate shooting death (free content)

May 08, 2021 - 18:06
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A 48-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning when Homewood police responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the 900 block of 175th Street.

The victim was found in an office about 10:30 a.m.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family, police said.

"At this time, the investigation indicates that there is not an on-going threat to the community," police said.

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