Video: Homewood residents react to killing of 15-year-old
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The shooting death of a 15-year-old boy has shocked, saddened and angered Homewood residents.
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Ernest Tolliver, 15, of Lincoln-Lemington, was shot in the neck Tuesday night in the 7200 block of Frankstown Avenue in Homewood, and died shortly afterward.
City police responded to the scene of the shooting at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Frankstown around 10 p.m.
According to early reports, Ernest was in a car leaving the restaurant when it was fired upon, with bullets shattering the front and back windows on the passenger side. Police said the teen was riding in the front passenger seat of the car, which was driven by his mother. An 11-year-old niece was in the back seat. The mother and niece were unhurt.
This killing follows on the heels of Monday's shooting death of 12-year-old Jolesa Barber in a North Side townhouse.
Correction/Clarification: (Published Feb. 5, 2008) In stories about the shooting of a 15-year-old as he sat in a car in a drive-through lane in Homewood the night of Jan. 29, 2008, the backseat passenger was incorrectly identified due to a police error. The passenger was the niece of Ernest Tolliver, the victim.
First Published January 30, 2008 2:08 pm