Funeral Arrangements Set for 14-year-old Shooting Victim

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 9/7/17

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 12.36.54 AMFuneral 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. 

2 thoughts on “Funeral Arrangements Set for 14-year-old Shooting Victim

  1. We have to take our youths death very serious. The families that lost they love ones this year need to unite among each other an support one another. According to the village freepress, Maywood had about 15 violent deaths, from shootings to vehicle accidents. Residents have to demand a better plan for fighting crime, this is real. Another native Maywood Man died this weekend on a motorcycle. Maywood citizens lets make our streets safer, by demand.

    1. BIG RICK: I have been posting this on the website that the residents in the village of Maywood needs to attend the town hall meetings and hold the trustees accountable. Hold Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. and Maywood Police chief Talley accountable too. It is not rocket scientist that is the only way that Maywood will see progressive changes. I am tired of typing this up.

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