Navy Veteran and Father Gunned Down During Chicago Robbery

Barry Burch Jr.

A robbery gone bad by definition can’t be good for everyone, and for one particular Chicago family, the sorrow they share after losing Navy veteran Telkia Burns is almost too much to bear.

Burns, father of two, was working toward obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State.  At 33, he was shot and k!lled during a robbery, while attempting to enter his apartment.

Burns’ mother, Katherine Burns, said, ”He had broke his pelvis and was on a cane, so he was not able to fight.  You cannot fight a gun, no way to get around that.”

“It’s really hard, but we are going to get over it,” said his sister, Tina Burns. “He was a good father, very good in school; he had one more year.”

“The university has been very nice.  They are honoring him with a plaque and are planting a tree in his honor. He worked with the youth,” said his grieving mother. “He was in Iraq War, Kuwait, Japan and he was fluent in Japanese.”

As reported by abc NEWS, Burns’ family says he was honored numerous times for his work in the service.  He reportedly was a loving father of his two sons and was attending college so that he could become a counselor.  He wanted to help others.

“Everybody loved him,” said Katherine.

Astonishingly, Katherine has already forgiven her son’s killer.  She says that will help her heal.  According to police, the security cameras lead them to the suspect, who allegedly shot Burns in the temple.

“May God have mercy on him and his family. I forgive him. I harbor no ill feelings for him because I have to heal. There was something broken in that man; there was nothing broken in my son,” said Katherine.

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28 Responses to Navy Veteran and Father Gunned Down During Chicago Robbery

  1. CATCH THESE ANIMALS AND PROSECUTE THEM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT. NO LOVE OR RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE, LOCK THEM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!

    THIS MAN FOUGHT FOR THE COUNTRY TO BE KILLED LIKE A DOG AND DEVASTATE THE FAMILY!

    COMMUNITY LETS START OUR OWN ORGANIZATIONS: get your walkie talkies, binoculars, cameras and video cameras and track these predators and turn this evidence over to the cops or let the community serve their own justice!

    • Vigilante justice is never desirable because all you need is one hater to spread a lie on an innocent person to create disaster.

      The police, FBI, secret service, and all the other law enforcement agencies have a duty to keep the homeland free of terrorism. This is terrorism plain and simple. The citizens do need to watch, report and assist, but NOT do what zimmerman did and follow the suspect.

      Chicago is so obsessed with black unity, that they refuse to understand and identify the culprits, who contribute to the delinquency of America’s boys, teach them to prey upon their American community, while they profit from it. Chicago has a huge influx of Jamaican drug gangs in the American community now. With so many black american men embracing them as their black brother, welcoming them to marry their American women, and not protecting American women and children from them, this is the result.

      CHICAGO IS NOW A 3RD WORLD CARIBBEAN CULTURE FULL OF UNCONTROLLED GANG ACTIVITY, DRUGS, AND CORRUPTION OF MINORS. THE FOOLS HAVE EVEN BEEN BRAINWASHED INTO EATING JAMAICAN FOOD INSTEAD OF SOUL FOOD, WEARING THEIR HAIR NAPPY/KINKY, PUTTING THEIR KIDS INTO UNIFORMS JUST LIKE 3RD WORLD CULTURES, AND THE

      FOOLS WONDER WHY THEIR AMERICAN CULTURE HAS DETERIORATED INTO A 3RD WORLD VIOLENT JUNGLE WORSE THAN ANYTHING THEY HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED.

      • footnote – When a guest comes into YOUR house/YOUR country they should abide by YOUR rules.

        Weak American negroes desperate for a black unity that no one wants but them has made a fatal mistake.

        When americans kill they have a birth certificate, social security number, and all kinds of identification to hunt them down.

        WHEN AN ILLEGAL ALIEN MURDERS THE POLICE HAVE NO WAY OF FINDING HIM. NONE!

        BLACK AMERICANS SHOULD BE AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE BEGGING FOR DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, INSTEAD THEY SAY STUPID STUFF LIKE, “LET THEM STAY. THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. THE U.S. GOVT IS AGAINST THEM CAUSE THEY’RE BLACK AND BROWN.”

        AND SO MURDER OF THEIR CHILDREN, MAYHEM, IS THE RESULT.

      • Darlene, I will RESPECTFULLY disagree with you.

        I understand your point about vigilanteism, but I’m not talking about being a rebel without a cause. I’m talking targeted and focused attention on individuals that the community has been monitoring for a while, and collecting info on. People that we have on video, photo or other media that are harming innocent individuals and selling drugs with impunity with no intervention by authority.

        That needs to be dealt with, because it can soon be your husband, nephew, cousin, boyfriend, grandfather, etc. This individuals already demonstrate that they don’t care about life and are willing to kill you.

        I’m not saying have the community jump on anybody that looks suspicious, but as a community that is surveilling there streets and witness individuals commiting crimes and providing info to the police, and nothing is being done about it,……then what is the next step?……….I would like an answer to that…….And like I said, this is in respect and love, I’m not engaging in a contentious argument, just want solutions……many crimes are going unsolved and many times police aren’t even intervening…PEACE

        • Police have a BIG salary, all kinds of benefits, and even they cant do what they want to do to solve crimes. They have rules to follow and laws to follow. the neighborhood watch committees also have rules and laws to follow – ex zimmerman case. The Black community screams and marches when black drug dealers or suspected criminals are killed and protests against the police dept, and that has caused some of the problem with law enforcement looking the other way.

          Since you believe that private citizens should exercise the right to kill and punish, then I KNOW THAT YOU WERE AGAINST ALL THIS PROTEST OVER THE TRAYVON KILLING.

          You are proposing that black citizens follow and kill the same way that zimmerman did. Zimmerman didn’t pull his gun until he was beaten, but it seems u r proposing that black citizens shoot up any boy child who has been corrupted by adults, and given guns and drugs and taught to kill each other?

          The minor boy drug dealer is a VICTIM, just like the other child he kills. THE ADULT WHO GAVE HIM THE GUN, THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE IT, AND THE DRUGS TO SELL ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS.

          R U PROPOSING TO DEAL WITH THESE ADULTS THAT CORRUPT CHILDREN, OR R U PROPOSING THAT CHILDREN BE KILLED?

          R U PROPOSING THAT ALL THESE OLD NEGROES WITH MONEY BUYING THE DRUGS BE DEALT WITH?

          THEY ARE THE REAL REASON THE CHILDREN ARE WARRING OVER THEIR MONEY.

          • Please do not put words in my mouth……carefully read my posts, I never said kill them. You are going on your own interpretation. Read my original post!!

            First thing I said was to catch these animals and prosecute them to the fullest extent. I then said let the community serve their own justice. Meaning that is for the community to decide. Should I interpret that you are a propenent for allowing these murderes to operate with impunity, since you extrapolated that I’m in support of Zimmerman. Two totally different scenarios first off. 1) Zimmerman profiled trayvon when trayvon did nothing wrong!
            2) I said have the community build a case using walking talkies, cameras, video footage and turn it into the police with evidence of the person commiting crimes.
            3) if the police fail to do anything, then it is up to the community to decide what to do.

            I would like you to cut copy and paste where I said kill somebody……waiting on that from you.

            PLEASE DO NOT TWIST MY WORDS TO VALIDATE A POINT YOU ARE INSINUATING THAT I MADE. I AM VERY DELIBERATE WITH WHAT I SAY.

            ONCE AGAIN, CAN YOU CUT COPY AND PASTE WHERE I SAID THE COMMUNITY SHOULD KILL SOMEBODY PLEASE…IF NOT…DROP IT

          • You piece of SH*T U R THE INHUMAN ANIMAL, NOT THE POOR BOY TAUGHT TO KILL HIS OWN KIND. IT IS U – NOT HIM! IT IS YOU AND ALL THE DIRTY ADULTS WHO CORRUPT MINORS THAT SHOULD BE DEALT WITH. OUR CHILDREN NEED PROTECTION FROM YOU, AND ANY OTHER LOW LIFE WHO THINK THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO BECOME JUDGE AND JURY WHEN THEY ARE NOT.

            YOU SOUND LIKE THE ANIMALS IN JAMAICA AND AFRICA WHO GANG UP AND BURN PEOPLE ALIVE.

            THIS IS AMERICA. WE HAVE LAWS AND RULES TO FOLLOW.

            IF YOU WANT TO LIVE WILD LIKE A GROUP OF RABID ANIMALS EXERCISING REVENGE AND JUSTICE AS YOU SEE FIT, GO HOME!

            YOUR KIND HAVE CORRUPTED OUR CHILDREN. THAT IS HOW YOU REPAID US FOR EMBRACING YOU, INSPITE OF YOUR LOW STATUS AND 3RD WORLD CULTURE WHICH PROMOTES GANG VIOLENCE.

            DONT TALK TO ME ANY MORE.

          • okay ….so now that you can not cut copy and paste, where i asked you to quote me for saying kill somebody, ..i now have to be called names and other demeaning terms.

            What do you mean by you embraced me?

            You don’t know me, so you are clearly ignorant, because I don’t corrupt kids, I actually mentor them and have seen them go on to college and become functioning and respectable citizens.

            I don’t know who raised you, but you appear to very hypocritical, and judgmental yourself, and I will leave you alone because the bible says…don’t talk to fools. Have a great day Ms. Self Righteous.

          • ALSO LET ME HELP YOU OUT, BECAUSE YOU APPEAR TO BE VERY NARROW IN YOUR SCOPE OF INTERPRETATION OF “DEALING WITH SOMEBODY”…..

            AS A UNITED COMMUNITY THAT HAS IDENTIFIED A PERSON THAT IS ROUTINELY TERRORIZING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND HAS DONE GOOD SURVEILLANCE,…THEY CAN DEAL WITH THEM IN A FEW WAYS BESIDES “KILLING” THEM
            A) PERFORM A CITIZENS ARREST
            B) IF HE’S A DRUG DEALER, APPREHEND HIM AND DESTROY HIS DRUG STASH
            C) LOCATE HIS WEAPONS AND CONFISCATE THEM
            D) FIND OUT WHERE HE/SHE STAYS AND POST A WANTED SIGN WITH HIS/HER ADDRESS,PHOTO, AND CRIMES,AND INTERNET POSTS OF HIS ACTIVITY ALL OVER THE CITY, AND INTERNET TO BRING CITYWIDE ATTENTION TO ELECTED OFFICIALS,POLICE, AND OTHER CITIZENS

            IS YOUR NARROW SCOPE BROADENED NOW ABOUT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO EXERCISE “DEALING” WITH SOMEONE.,,,,,OR IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE SO MUCH HATE IN YOUR HEART THAT MURDER IS THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN IT COMES TO “DEALING” WITH PEOPLE? ..CARE TO RESPOND BACK WITH SOME MORE VILE RHETORIC. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO SEEK SOME COUNSELING FOR YOUR ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES.

          • FOOL THE ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH CRIME IS TO FIRE THE SHERIFF IF HE DOESN’T DO HIS JOB.

            THAT’S IT! YOU ZIMMERMAN WANNA BE.

  2. A sad loss for a family who has lost a clearly principled and talented individual who had a good future ahead of him as well as the great accomplishments the brother made while serving his country.

    My prayers are with his family, RIP Telkia Burns.

    • YOUNG BLACK MEN killing everybody in the neighborhood it is time to get a GOON SQUAD to deal with these DEVILS because SOCIALPOLICY is not working.

      • And then the white man will have 2 negroes to take down. Believe me, you will be locked up.

        Stand your Ground doesn’t mean that you will be excused for killing. Unfortunately in Chicago many dummies with gun permits will think so, and start shooting at the drop of a hat, BUT

        there will be an investigation

        there will be all out war between the private citizens and the gang members because the gangs are not going to let you get away with killing one of their own

        there will be charges filed against you, and just like zimmerman you will be jailed, and penniless when the courts get through with you

        • Darlene:
          I agreed with almost everything that you commented about, but what I don’t agree with you is your nasty, and vile reply to commenter Samori, who just asked you a question, and never became aggressive, or disrespectful to you. I certainly share your bewilderment that African Americans, who were born, and raised in this country, and are being screwed by the massive influx of illegal immigrants, who are sucking up the jobs, and benefits that should go to our native born, would be their main supporters. illegal immigrants, hate our guts, and are worst than any white man. While millions of our people are unemployed, and some have succumbed to begging for change on street corners, d**n near every illegal immigrant has a job, with their wages being paid off the books, and collect welfare benefits, and food stamps for their American born children. You obviously are a very intelligent, and informed person, and can answer a question, without resorting to disrespectful language, and attitude. The reason why every other group of people can come here, and out perform us is because we spend our time hating each other, and supporting others causes, instead of loving each other, and worrying about our own.

          • You should have stood with me 100%. When you give the devil an inch, just an inch, HE WILL TAKE A MILE. I have been dealing with these people more than 30 years in the work place and in my personal life. The only thing they respect and understand is the SWORD OF THE TONGUE OR THE SWORD OF THE HAND.

            You have to strongly resist the devil if you are to have a chance to make him flee.

            Respecting him WILL BE SEEN AS A WEAKNESS.

            Calling our boys “animals” dehumanizing them, and trying to make us turn on our own black american children is worthy of anything vile that I can think of. He showed no respect for my intelligence when he did that.

            RESPECT IS SOMETHING THAT IS EARNED. HE EARNED NONE, AND HE GOT NONE.

            Dont pet the devil. Dont show any form of weakness to the devil. The 3rd world mindset will see kindness, respect, Christian behavior, meekness as weakness and will pounce on you viciously. Trust me.

  3. wow darlene you have just about offended the whole carribean and west indian nations that have nothing to do with the story. I don’t recall them describing the ethnicity of the suspect either. It’s important to take your psychiatric meds daily before posting comments.

    • And this is the attitude, the refusal to accept the truth, that allows the foreign black man to steal, rape, murder, and steal your black american boys lives, rape your black american women, and murder black american citizens, and train your sons to do the job for them.

      Sure it is not 100% of them BUT IT IS THE VAST MAJORITY.

      If you are a black american man, you are a complete fool. 3rd world culture has taken over your American community and still you havent got a clue.

      Worldnetdaily.com
      While the military “quagmire” in Iraq was said to tip the scales of power in the U.S. midterm elections, most Americans have no idea more of their fellow citizens – men, women and children – were murdered this year by illegal aliens than the combined death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan since those military campaigns began.

      Jamaican woman said:
      I personally would never be with a Jamaican man…. Most of them who come here from Jamaica are looking for someone to use and take advantage if not infect them with HIV/AIDS. My girlfriend was with someone who is Jamaican, and he messed her over BAD. He messed up her credit by getting her involved in a scam (She didn’t know it was a scam til it was too late). He always acted like he was mad at the world. I REPEAT, I am not saying ALL Jamaican men are like this, but A LOT of them are.

      I am not even going to lie—I won’t mess with a west indian man to save my life and I am west indian! I have had to deal with (on top of everyday relationship problems) being drug in the middle of scams and also physical abuse. The last straw was when my last boyfriend was behind my back getting stolen items sent to my house. The police came to my door and he was sitting right on the couch and denied everything even though they said they would put ME in jail!

      I also think I had one boyfriend who tried to use witchcraft on me because of some strange stuff I found out about.

      I ONLY deal with African American men now and things have been going MUCH better

      >>It’s true… I know a lot of jamaican men (Not all, but most of them) are AIDS infested… I remember before I got saved for real, I was messing with this Jamaican guy who moved here to NY from Jamaica just about a year or two before, and once, when we were intimate… he rolled over and told me, “I have AIDS”….. Then I just looked at him with TOTAL shock on my face…. and he waited about close to what seemed like forever and told me he was just joking…. But I don’t think he was…. I have been tested several times before AND after then, and the tests come up negative.

      I think it has a lot to do with the poverty and lifestyle. Almost everyone wants what the people in America has in terms of wealth. They might not want to say it but they do. To be honest it’s not just the men who are not worth much either. I have female family and old friends that I do not even talk to because they are always on a scam or worse.Some of the women can be just as underhanded because of the men. But back to the men, I think what women in the US don’t understand is the west indian man’s mindset. Many (not all) are terrible liars and cheaters. The violence is another thing too. I always tell the few American friends I have made here to NOT get involved with a man fresh from the Islands. You are playing with fire.

      I hate to say it, but I distance myself from a lot of people from where I came from. They seem to always have stealing and wickedness in their minds.

      I hate to say it, but I distance myself from a lot of people from where I came from. They seem to always have stealing and wickedness in their minds.

      I hate to say it, but I distance myself from a lot of people from where I came from. They seem to always have stealing and wickedness in their minds.

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