Former Chicago Public Schools basketball star Michael Haynes was shot multiple times and died from his injuries as he tried to break up a fight over a necklace...
"He was an innocent victim, very loved by everybody," Haynes' cousin, Kandice Blouin told the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. "He was our meal ticket. He was going to heal this hood and they took his life."
Haynes, a 6-foot-7 forward, played for Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, last season.
"The Iona family is devastated with the news on Michael's passing," said head coach Tim Cluess. "His passion, energy and excitement for his opportunity this year makes this tragedy even more upsetting. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family."
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Haynes' uncle, Robert Kimbrough, told FoxChicago that he hopes the police find the shooter before the family and friends do. Kimbrough also said that his nephew was only standing up for his friend who couldn't stand up for himself.
The HQ knows that kind of philosophy is dangerous, but not entirely uncommon for some neighborhoods. We also hope for Kimbrough's sake, the cops get the shooter first.