A 75-year old man was killed this week in Chicago, along with a retired grandmother. The incidents occurred less than two miles apart on the South Side of the city, according to Chicago police. Donald Ellens was found stabbed in his home around 10:30 pm, and there were no signs of forced entry.
A few minutes before Ellens was killed, Aletha McGee, a 62-year old woman, was shot several times in her home. Police were called by McGee’s relatives, who hadn’t heard from her. They called police to check in on her and that’s when she was found. Police found a key that had been broken off in the lock on one of the entrances to her home. She has lived there for 40 years and her car was missing.
McGee was the grandmother of six and had just retired from AT&T this year. She was also an active member of her church and a member of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy Program.
“I’m hurt. I’m very hurt because I just can’t believe it,” said Weader Ross, neighbor of McGee.
McGee was described as a beautiful person. There are currently no suspects in custody.