US Rep. Danny Davis’ Grandson Killed in Home Invasion


The 15-year-old grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis was lethally shot in a home attack, Friday evening on the South Side, as per Davis and police. “It was unbelievable, unbelievable,’’ said Davis, who was contacted by telephone on his way to the police headquarters to be advised on the episode.

Davis’ grandson, Jovan Wilson was at home with his uncle, 16-year-old sister, 14-year-old and 8-year-old brothers in Englewood, when two young attackers broke into the home and started contending with Jovan, said Davis and Police. The adolescent’s mom had left the home to get something to eat. Sooner or later amid the contention, one of the aggressors, a 15-year-old kid, hauled out a weapon and shot Jovan in the head. Jovan was dead on the scene in the 5600 section of South Princeton Avenue, according Officer Michelle Tannehill, a representative for the Chicago police.

A 17-year-old young lady was the other attacker, who was with the 15-year-old shooter. The teenagers were not in authority as of Saturday morning, police said. Jovan is a sophomore at Perspectives Charter High School that adored games and rap music, said Davis. He continued, “He was a typical 15-year-old. He liked basketball. If you listened to him he was a basketball star, but he liked basketball and music. All those kinds of things. He was an avid sports fan, he knew all about, you know, the stats of different players.”

Chicago police representative Anthony Guglielmi couldn’t affirm a capture, yet said on late Friday that police have a “decent lead.” Davis had recently come back to Chicago from Washington, D.C., and was in his office when his son, Jovan’s dad, called him with the news of the shooting. “Initially it was that he had been shot and then actually the police commander called me and indicated that during a home invasion, he had been shot and it didn’t look good. Immediately I simply left and came out to the area where it had taken place. It’s totally disconcerting”, said Davis.