Chicago, IL - A man who pleaded with two teenage men not to shoot him in front of his kids was shot and murdered by the thugs anyway on Thursday afternoon, June 8, according to The Chicago Tribune.
The incident occurred in the 4600 block of South Troy Street, near 47th Street, in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The man, identified later as Issac Reed, age 25, was standing outside a van, talking to his girlfriend and two kids, ages 2, and 5 months, through the open window.
Two male teenagers approached Reed, and one wearing dark gray clothing and a black hat asked him what he was 'about', or what gang he belonged to. Reed answered and said, "I'm with my kids." That teen turned to the second teen and said, "Shoot that n-----, shoot that n-----."
Reed again said, "I'm with my kids." His girlfriend, who was not identified, then said, "He's with his kids."
The second teen, who appeared to be younger than the first, pulled out a gun and shot Reed in the forehead. When he fell to the ground, he stood over him and shot him twice more in the chest, according to police and witnesses.
The two teenagers fled, and have not been apprehended yet.
Reed's two-year-old son became hysterical, while his girlfriend kept telling Reed to "wake up, wake up". The girlfriend's aunt rushed outside, grabbed the kids, and took them inside her home, where it was reported the two-year-old remained hysterical an hour after his father's execution.
A neighbor walked up, checked Reed to see if he was responsive, "then stepped back, made the sign of the cross, and walked back home." Reed's girlfriend asked him to "do something" but he "just shook his head."
Paramedics rushed Reed to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he died.