Chicago Police Arrest Offender in 2011 Homicide Officers Apprehend Wanted Individual on City’s West Side
CHICAGO – Tactical Officers from the Chicago Police Department’s 25th (Grand Central)District arrested a man Saturday morning for a homicide that occurred in November of 2011 in the 15th (Austin) District on the city’s West Side.
Officers were on patrol when they received information that the individual wanted in connection with this homicide was in the area of Grand and Cicero. Officers were informed that the offender was driving a white taxi cab bearing Illinois plates. Following a brief search of the area, officers located a vehicle matching the given description in the parking lot of a car wash at Grand and Cicero. Officers stopped the vehicle and were able to place the offender into custody without incident. The offender was transported to the Area North Bureau of Detectives, and Detective personnel were able to
secure charges in this incident.
Charged yesterday was Sylvester Tatum, 33, of the 5400 block of W. Thomas. Tatum is charged with one count of First Degree Murder. The investigation began on November 5, 2011 in the 300 block of N. Pine. Police were called to assist EMS when the victim, a 34-year-old Berwyn, Illinois man, was discovered by a family member unresponsive on the floor of an apartment at the above location. The victim was discovered to have sustained multiple gun shot wounds and was pronounced on the scene. Subsequent investigation led to the identification of Tatum as the offender. Tatum appeared in Central Bond Court on January 29, 2013 at 26th and California.