A parolee has been charged with fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend on the Southwest Side after a dispute with his ex regarding their son.
Jerome L. Green was charged with first-degree murder in the Monday morning
slaying of Delon Brandon. Green was ordered held
without bail in a hearing midday today before Cook County Criminal Court Judge
Green shot Brandon inside Brandon's car near the victim's home in the 4500
block of South Lavergne Avenue in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood about 12:10
a.m. Brandon died at a hospital.
Green and his ex-girlfriend had been having a dispute about Green not
returning their 8-year-old son to her last Friday as scheduled. At one point, Green told his former girlfriend that he
did not want Brandon around their son.
About 8 p.m. Monday, the former girlfriend called police and reported Green
for not returning the boy. Officers responded to her home near 45th and
Lavergne, and while they were there, she called Green and handed the phone to
police, who informed him about his ex-girlfriend reporting him to authorities
for not returning their son on time.
Green showed up at the woman's home about 11:30 p.m., and argued with her at
the front door about how he did not want Brandon around. Green
also threatened to harm Brandon if he did not leave.
Brandon left the house, and went to his car, then drove it to under a street
light. Brandon got out again, then soon after, got back in and sat in the
Green then came up to the car with a gun, and shot a round into the driver's
side door. Green and Brandon struggled with the door, with Green
trying to open it, and Brandon trying to keep it closed. Green was able to open
the door, and shot Brandon in the head.
He then fled in an SUV, and when police arrived, witnesses told them who had
shot Brandon, and what kind of car he was driving. Officers found an ammunition
magazine and a spent shell casing near Brandon's car, and sent out a broadcast
message to police in the area, describing Green and his car.
Offiers who heard the description tried to stop Green, and had to pursue him
for a short while, but he stopped his vehicle and they were able to catch him
after a short foot chase. During the chase, Green also threw his
shirt--which witnesses had described to police--out his SUV window.