CHICAGO — Police have released images of two men wanted in connection to a pair of December homicides of a well-known blues guitarist and a church deacon last year in South Shore.
Eric "Guitar" Davis, 41, was an up-and-coming bluesman who was shot to death while in his car about 5:20 on the morning of Dec. 19 during an attempted robbery by two men, police said. Three blocks away, about 45 minutes before Davis was killed, two men fatally shot 74-year-old Willie Cooper, also during an attempted robbery.
Cooper, a deacon at St. Phillip Neri Church, was waiting to pick up his friend Steven Harron, to take him to work, as he did every morning.
On Sunday, police released images of two men they seek to interview in connection to the killings.
In January, police said they were looking for two black men in their 20s in connection with the shootings. Both men were wearing dark pants and dark jackets, police said. One of the men's jackets had a gray hood, and the other's a black hood, police said.
The images were put on a flier that detectives, Cook County Crime Stoppers and the victims' families passed out Sunday near 70th Street and East End Avenue, near where Davis and Cooper were killed.
Anyone with information about the homicides can call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.
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