Tuesday, April 23, 2013
DICE GAME ENDS WITH DEATH OF A 15 YEAR OLD NEAR OBAMA'S KENWOOD HOME
A dice game only four blocks from President Barack Obama's Kenwood home ended in gunfire Monday night, taking the life of a 15-year-old whose mother arrived on the scene and saw her son being taken to the morgue. Cornelius German told his mother he was afraid to wait for her at the bus stop because of all the shootings lately, so he asked her to meet him at a friend's. Timika Rutledge said she and the boy's father pulled up to a home and waited Monday night, even blowing the horn for him to come out. Then they saw police arrive. Police have said the shooting may be gang-related. "It was dark, it was in the backyard, shots rang out. I knew they were going to say gang-related," Rutledge said. "He hung out with gang members but I don't think he was part of a gang." Rutledge said her son "was very charming, very charismatic. When he would enter a room, his smile would radiate. He wasn't selfish, he was kind."