CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A 33-year-old Ford Heights man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his cousin on Monday, police said Wednesday.
Abdullah Jimmerson is expected in bond court Thursday morning at the 6th District Cook County Circuit Court in Markham, said Sgt. Mikal Elamin, of the Chicago Heights Police Department. Jimmerson is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his cousin, Frank Carter, 38, of Chicago Heights.
Elamin said the Monday morning shooting occurred as the result of a family dispute. He did not elaborate what the dispute was about.
A news release issued Wednesday morning said police responded at 7:29 a.m. Monday to the 400 block of West 15th Place for a report of a man down. When officers arrived, they found Carter lying face down and unresponsive on the front walkway leading to his porch.
The Chicago Heights Fire Department responded and determined Carter was dead.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office pronounced Carter dead at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The cause of death was ruled multiple gunshot wounds suffered in a homicide.
The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force assisted Chicago Heights detectives in the investigation.