Mother of man found shot in burning vehicle calls for improvements on Far South Side road: ‘They need to know Myron was well-loved’

A vigil is held for Myron Richardson, who was killed on July 6, 2021, on what would’ve been his 21st birthday near the scene he was found on the Far South Side.

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Myron Richardson often bought his mother roses, so his friends and family stood on Doty Avenue on the Far South Side recently holding bunches of red and white balloons on what would’ve been his 21st birthday.

It has been over a year since Richardson was shot to death, and his mother Carmela Richardson wonders if she will ever see justice. That’s why she’s seeking a little justice of her own, here in the 12100 block of South Doty Avenue where her son was killed.

Richardson is pressing to have the stretch named after her son, and she’s asking city officials to make the street safer with cameras and lights.

“It’s pitch black dark, the streets are terrible with potholes,” she said. “Sometimes you have to turn your [high beams] to make sure another car is not coming.”

She has the support of well-known community activist Andrew Holmes. “We’re looking for some improvement over there in his name,” he said. “Someone can come up and carjack, rob you or even take your life.”

She has so far gotten no commitment from Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), whose office has told her it is allotted two honorary signs a year and there is a 10-year backlog. While the alderman said the potholes are scheduled to be filled, his office did not comment on Richardson’s request that the street be made less dangerous.

For Richardson, it’s more waiting for answers. While Chicago …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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