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A grieving family held a peace walk in Chicago for their murdered son last Monday evening.
But the march was interrupted when the alleged killer showed up grinning and flashing a gun at the protesters.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
It seemed a safe place for a peace walk.
Early Monday evening, the sidewalks at Western Avenue and 68th Street gleamed from the setting sun. Cars streamed through the intersection, and neighbors poked their heads out of apartment windows over a corner store.
But the family of 15-year-old Austin Rogers was still wary. The teen had been killed a few blocks from here a month ago, and they believed the killer was somewhere in the neighborhood. This march was meant to stand up to him. “His killer’s bold. We going to have to be bold too,” explained Austin’s mother, Lola Rogers.
The march hadn’t even begun when someone spotted a familiar face on the other side of Western: the person the family suspected of shooting Austin. People began calling 911. Young children were rushed inside the store. Austin’s older brother tore from the crowd and ran halfway across the street. Rush-hour traffic screeched to a halt, angry horns blaring as relatives pleaded with the brother to come back.
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