Man Shot Dead Same Day His Newborn Daughter Came Home From Hospital: Family
NORTH LAWNDALE — Steven "Boochie" Noble's newborn daughter had come home from the hospital the same day he was shot and killed, his sister said Monday night.
Noble, 32, was found dead in a white sedan in the 3300 block of West 16th Street. According to police, a bullet pierced his neck, killing him on the scene about 2:55 p.m. His body was still in the vehicle about three hours later as police investigated, at one point trying to pry a shell from the car door.
Noble was a resident of the block in which he was found shot, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.
More than 100 people filled the corner near 16th Street and Spaulding Avenue, where the shooting had taken place within walking distance of North Lawndale College Prep.
"They hang out right here," one resident said of the students, still emerging from the school, as she watched police investigate the shooting. "You got them all up here every day. ... I'm scared to come out my door."
According to Noble's sister, Debra Noble, her brother's baby girl was born Saturday and came home from the hospital Monday. Noble had several children, she said, pointing out the newborn's mother, who was too choked up to speak.
Noble was a "good-hearted person," his sister said.
"He was sweet," Debra Noble said of her brother, as she prepared to go to the morgue, where his body would be transported for an autopsy.
No further details were available from police as of 8 p.m.