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Chicago father of three found shot to death in BMW on city’s southside

June 14, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chicago father of three found shot to death in BMW on city’s southside

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Dwayne Henley walked toward a crime scene right outside of his son’s apartment building, which confirmed his fears regarding the young man’s safety.

A few months back, 32-year-old Dwayne Triplett moved to an apartment in the Englewood area of Chicago. Triplett was a single father of three children and was given a free place to stay by a landlord who hired Triplett and his father to paint the building.

Dwayne Henley grew increasingly concerned for his son after someone broke the windows of his car and stole his belongings inside.

“I was scared for him over there,” the father said. “I told him, ‘You need to get from over there. You can’t be doing that, buying rims and flashing it in front of these young boys.’ ”

Police spokeswoman Officer Bari Lemmon said Triplett was discovered on Sunday at 8:35 a.m. in the driver’s seat of his gray BMW on West 72nd Street. He had a gunshot wound to the head and chest and was found dead on the scene.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Triplett had three children: a 12-year-old daughter and two sons, who are 8 and 9 years old. Their mother died a little over one year ago from cancer.

A relative had picked the children on Saturday night to go to church on Sunday; they were not at the scene when the murder occurred.

Hours after the shooting, two dozen neighbors gathered around the crime scene as officers investigated and took photographs of the inside of the vehicle. Other officers went inside A & A Groceries Inc., which was located on the ground floor of the victim’s apartment and had several security cameras positioned on the side of the building where the vehicle was parked.

According to a store clerk, surveillance footage depicted a Chevrolet and a van approaching the BMW just before they opened fire.

The clerk said, “They open the door, shoot and left.”

A couple of hours after the body was discovered, Triplett’s loved ones arrived at the apartment. A woman and two men approached the crime scene on the verge of tears.

One man yelled at the crowd, “Y’all don’t know who did this (expletive)?”

The devastated woman at the scene broke down and held onto a nearby fence to hold herself up.

She said, “Why him? Why?”

As the medical examiner for Cook County took the body, two men approached the police and said: “I know who did it. I’ll take you there now.”

The men then turned around to face the crowd and said, “Go run and tell ’em, ’cause I know y’all know (too).”

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