Mother Grieves Over Son's Murder

By Darryl Holliday on January 8, 2013 12:47am 

 Demetrius Tribett, 20, was shot down near a corner store near his mother's Grand Crossing home July 2.
Demetrius Tribett, 20, was shot down near a corner store near his mother's Grand Crossing home July 2.
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GRAND CROSSING — The mother of a Grand Crossing murder victim said people in the community probably know who killed her son, but nobody is talking.

Demetrius Tribett, 20, was shot dead on July 2 in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

“I was in the house when it happened,” said his mother, Stacey Tribett. “He was with friends but he was the only one shot.”

The younger Tribett was near a corner store, within sight of his mother’s Grand Crossing neighborhood home, when he was shot multiple times, authorities said.

Stacey Tribett remembered her son while standing on a porch that looks out to the sidewalk where he was killed. She pointed to the spot on the sidewalk where he went down.

But more than two months later, his mother still didn't know all of the details surrounding the her son’s murder.

"The police never came by,” she said. “I can’t tell you much because I don’t know. You need to talk to the people at 79th where he was shot. They know.”

Though court records show Tribett had been convicted for weapon and drug offenses, his mother said he always managed to keep "people laughing."

No one has been charged in the murder, according to police data.

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