COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — As a North Lawndale woman was being shot to death in front of her kids, her 4-year-old son threw a toy at the man accused of killing her, pleading for him to stop hurting his mom, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Wynton, who family said was Randall's boyfriend, showed up outside her home and argued with her about going to the bank as she sat with family on the front porch, authorities said.
Wynton then drew a gun and fired at Randall in front of her 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, prosecutors said.
The son threw a toy at Wynton, and told him to stop hurting his mom. Wynton pushed past the boy, reloaded his gun and stood over Randall, continuing to shoot her, prosecutors said.
Randall was hit five times: twice in her arm, twice in her breast, and once in her torso, prosecutors said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Wynton fled the scene, and a friend he was staying with in suburban Bellwood called the police on him, prosecutors said.
Family remembered Randall Tuesday as a “joyous” and “goofy" woman who had moved home to Chicago for a fresh start with her family.
They said Wynton was a quiet man who kept to himself.
Wynton was held without bail Wednesday.
Wynton works for the World Security Agency and has a degree in business administration from Wilbur Wright College, his public defender said.