Teen Shot and Died During Robbery Attempt

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Laavion Goings, 19 years old, attempted to rob a woman in Chicago on Jan. 8, 2019. During the robbery, his victim pulled out her gun and fatally shot him.

The altercation was recorded on a nearby surveillance camera. Goings is seen walking up to her a little after 6 a.m. CT. He was armed with a gun. After being shot in the neck, the teen is seen leaving the scene.

Surveillance video shows the woman on her knees as Goings ran off. As he ran around the corner, she got up and hurried to her nearby home.

After locating Goings, the police took him to the hospital. The teen died after an hour at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The victim was able to talk about the shooting that happened but did not appear surprised that the teen lived near her in the Fernwood Community.

Police stated she has a valid license that enables her to conceal and use her .38-caliber pistol.

Teen Has a History With the Law

The teen’s record indicates a history of arrests, primarily for drug charges. However, in June, he was charged with attacking a police officer. Afterward, he and his father were arrested during a narcotics raid in Englewood where the father lived, according to courtroom records.

While executing a search warrant they found two zip-lock bags holding “numerous tan chunks of doubtable heroin,’’ reads a police report. Additionally, they discovered a capsule bottle crammed with what they believed is solid codeine.

As police escorted Goings, he became angry, he stiffened up, then he shoved and attacked police sergeant. Another officer subdued him and managed to place him into a squad car.

As they made their way to the Englewood District Police Station, the teen kicked the door and cage equipment inside the squad car. A digicam in the vehicle captured pictures of the incident. He was “placed without delay into a padded cell.’’

Goings was then charged with six counts of aggravated assault to a peace officer. In October the teen pleaded guilty to a drug charge. He was given probation and released from a detention center in early November, a few days before he turned 19.

The teen’s father is still in Cook County Jail, charged with illegal control of guns and armed robbery.

Written by Parris Winfrey
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware

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