The murder of Macksantino Webb
In 2016, Macksantino Webb moved from Englewood to Rogers Park to escape gun violence as a teenager. On Dec. 3, 2019, he was shot to death at the Howard CTA station.
A Woodlawn man has been charged with murder in a mid-day shooting at the CTA Howard station that killed a 20-year-old man who moved to Rogers Park to escape gun violence.
Keith Gross, 30, was arrested Wednesday in suburban Skokie and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the Dec. 3 shooting, Chicago police said.
Authorities say Macksantino Webb was inside the Howard CTA Red Line station that afternoon when Gross allegedly approached him and fired shots. Struck in the neck and chest, Webb went to the train platform, where paramedics tried to revive him. He died later at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.
The Chicago Sun-Times profiled Webb in 2016 soon after he and his older brother moved into the Rogers Park home of his great uncle, the Rev. Zollie Webb of Friendship Baptist Church in Evanston, after the two boys witnessed the shooting of their cousin in Englewood.
“How many times do we have to walk behind caskets of young black men before they realize that their deaths are a waste of talent and energy?” Zollie Webb wrote on Facebook about his nephew’s death.
August 27, 2016 09:30 AM
Keith Gross was arrested Wednesday in suburban Skokie and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the Dec. 3 shooting, Chicago police said.
Teen expected to be released from custody after judge says no evidence connects him to Howard Red Line killingMichael Jackson, 18, of Rogers Park was arrested shortly after 20-year-old Macksantino Webb was shot to death on the busy platform of the Howard Red Line station.
The Red, Purple and Yellow lines were all running without delays by about 9 p.m.
When Tyrone Crowder was 14 and living in Chicago in public housing, three of his cousins were killed in gang shootings — one of them right in front