Police Release Descriptions of Suspects in Two South Shore Homicides

By Josh McGhee on January 2, 2014 6:36pm 

 Police are looking for two men involved in the murder of Eric "Guitar" Davis and Deacon Willie Cooper.
Police are looking for two men involved in the murder of Eric "Guitar" Davis and Deacon Willie Cooper.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Police have released the descriptions of two men involved in a pair of early-morning homicides in South Shore in December.

On December 19 around 4:44 a.m., Willie Cooper, a deacon at St. Philip Neri Church, was fatally shot in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue while waiting to take his friend to work. About 40 minutes later, Eric "Guitar" Davis, a well-known blues musician, was fatally shot three blocks away in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue.

Police believe both homicides happened in robbery attempts and are looking for two black men in their 20s in connection with the killings. Both men were wearing dark pants and dark-colored jackets, police said. One of the men's jackets had a grey hood, and the other's a black hood, police said.

Officers are asking residents to review their video surveillance from the date and time for images of men matching the description. Officers are also asking the community to alert fellow neighbors about the homicides and to report all suspicious behavior and people in the neighborhood.

Anyone with information about the the homicides should call Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.

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