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R.I.P #RekiaBoyd Woman Shot Dead By Off-Duty Chicago Detective #WorldStarHipHop

R.I.P Rekia Boyd: Innocent Chicago Woman Shot & Killed By Off-Duty Detective! (No Weapons Found At The Scene)
One of two people shot by an off-duty police detective on the West Side has died, while the other person has been charged with assault, officials said. Rekia Boyd, 22, of the 1500 block of California Avenue, was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The other person wounded by the detective, Antonio Cross, 39, of the 7100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, was released from Mount Sinai Hospital about being treated for a gunshot wound to the hand. Cross has been charged with aggravated assault, a misdemeanor, according to police. Police said Cross approached the detective’s car with a handgun around 1 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 15th Place and Albany Avenue. The detective opened fire, hitting the him in the hand but also striking Boyd in the head, according to police officials.”- WGNTV