Cop Checks Out Murder Scene, Finds Stepson Dead - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Cop Checks Out Murder Scene, Finds Stepson Dead

MSNBC.COM - Chicago police Sgt. Darwin Butler was working his midnight shift on Nov. 27, according to the Chicago Tribune, when a routine call came in: A victim had been shot while driving a white Chevrolet. 

Butler drove his squad car to the scene, and briefly shined his flashlight on the driver's face, he told The Chicago Tribune. It was a young African-American man, unresponsive, with a bullet wound to the shoulder in a vehicle that looked vaguely familiar.

"I never looked at the person to be anyone that I knew because I see (gunshot victims) so often working the streets like that," Butler later said to The Tribune. "And my first thought was, 'Wow. Another person potentially lost their life.'"

Suddenly he heard a woman screaming, "That's my sister's boyfriend, Darius!", and it hit him: This was indeed his stepson, Darius Parish, 20, the boy he had raised since he was 8.

"I was shocked. I couldn't believe it. I had to look at him again," Butler told The Tribune.

Parish was home on Thanksgiving break from college when the shooting happened. Four others, including a baby, were in the car at the time. One other friend got shot in the arm, but no one else in the car was hurt, according to The Tribune.

No arrests have been made. A funeral was held on Monday in Chicago.

Efforts to reach Sgt. Butler by msnbc.com were not successful. An operator at his precinct said he was not expected in on Tuesday, but Butler told The Tribune his stepson's death has motivated him to improve his community even more.

"I'm going to keep fighting. I'm going to keep trying to make a difference," he said.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pill

    Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pill

    Friday, December 15 2017 2:22 AM EST2017-12-15 07:22:19 GMT

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill.  Brooke Fiske told News 8 WROC in Rochester that she and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years when she learned she was pregnant.  Fiske says he didn't want to have the baby so Imran tried talking her into having an abortion, but it wasn't something she wanted.  According to WROC, Imran had recently moved from New York to 

    >>

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill.  Brooke Fiske told News 8 WROC in Rochester that she and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years when she learned she was pregnant.  Fiske says he didn't want to have the baby so Imran tried talking her into having an abortion, but it wasn't something she wanted.  According to WROC, Imran had recently moved from New York to 

    >>
  • Deputies confirm missing Spokane woman in remote area of Shoshone County found safe

    Deputies confirm missing Spokane woman in remote area of Shoshone County found safe

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-12-15 00:27:17 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police are actively searching for a missing Spokane woman north of Kingston near Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Undersheriff Holly Lindsey tells us that this all started Wednesday night when three girls, two of them teenagers and one in her 20's, went north to watch the meteor shower. 

    >>

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police are actively searching for a missing Spokane woman north of Kingston near Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Undersheriff Holly Lindsey tells us that this all started Wednesday night when three girls, two of them teenagers and one in her 20's, went north to watch the meteor shower. 

    >>
  • Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-12-15 00:21:21 GMT
    Courtesy ABC13Courtesy ABC13

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN - Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. Experts determined that bones found in a shed in Missoula in September belonged to three children, estimated ages 2-4, 5-8, and 6-10 the time of their deaths. Authorities have not indicated whether the bones show evidence as to cause of death. According to reporters at 13abc in Toledo, 

    >>

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN - Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. Experts determined that bones found in a shed in Missoula in September belonged to three children, estimated ages 2-4, 5-8, and 6-10 the time of their deaths. Authorities have not indicated whether the bones show evidence as to cause of death. According to reporters at 13abc in Toledo, 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/