The attempted robbery occurred around 10:16 p.m. on East 79th Street, a busy commercial area of Chatham. Shadi Mohammad Suleimen Almomani, the unfortunate victim, had just finished his late-night shift at the Half Moon grocery store and was in an alley near the store when an unidentified man approached him with the apparent intention of robbing him.
Tragically, the situation escalated quickly, with the assailant firing shots that hit Almomani in the head. The 43-year-old father of four was declared dead at the scene by the authorities. This tragic incident has left his friends and family in a state of shock and mourning.
About Shadi Mohammad Suleimen Almomani
Almomani was a recent immigrant to the United States, having moved from Jordan just seven months before the tragedy. In his homeland, he had served as a police officer. His friends and co-workers remember him as a hardworking and dedicated individual who was jipping up his day’s work when tragedy struck.
No arrests have been made so far. The Chicago Police Department’s Area 2 detectives are actively investigating the incident. They appeal to the public for information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest.
About Chatham Neighbourhood
Chatham is a historically significant neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Known for its cultural and community activities, it has been home to several notable residents. However, like many parts of Chicago, it has grappled with crime and safety issues.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for stricter gun control measures and enhanced community safety protocols. As investigations continue, the community mourns the loss of one of their own, hoping for justice for Shadi Mohammad Suleimen Almomani.