Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shadow was 19-year-old Andre Ephrame...

...who died on 9/15/11 at 10:30 p.m

According to the RedEye's homicide map, Andre died on the same block as the RIP graffiti. The Chicago Tribune is reporting the killer's motive was "retaliation" for a shooting in California, that Ephrame was in no way a part as he was on the other side of the country, except, of course, for being in the same gang.
"Cook County prosecutors said Miguel Ruiz, 20, of the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue, was driving around with his friend Alfredo Carranza, 25, on Thursday, looking for members of rival gangs to shoot.

Carranza's brother had recently been shot in California by a gang member there, which was why he was hunting for other gang members in Chicago.

Eventually they found Andre Ephrame, 19, and Carranza shot and killed him in the 4900 block of North Troy Street, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Melissa Howlett said in court Saturday."  

What solidifies my theory that Andre was Shadow, is an RIP Latin Kings tribute video made about an Andre Ephrame who went by the name of "Shadow." The 1 minute 45 second video is full of images of Andre goofing off with his friends interspersed with Latin Kings imagery. At the end, the video lists his place of death as on "4900 block Lkst," which is in keeping with media and official reports of his place of death.

Gone but never forgotten. 

Here is Andre's mug shot, taken in May 2011, for carrying a firearm illegally.  Andre lived in Little India


  1. Let's also include that my brother was a honor student at Clinton Elementary and also went back to pursue his college education at Truman. He was still a child and he DID NOT deserve to be taken from us. Nobody has a perfect past but he was actually one of the good ones. We miss him daily. His laugh, smile.

  2. Sometimes people make mistakes and wrong decisions in life - especially young people. Andre Ephrame was raised in a two parent home with loving siblings, friends and family. Yes, he made poor choices at times, but he realized it and was learning from it. He was turning his life around and wasn't gangbanging the night he died. His only mistake was being in the wrong place @ the wrong time and trying to remain friends with other kids that he thought could be led in another direction besides the streets.

  3. That bitch ass nigga was one of the most hated kings in albany park after that bitch nigga king mike. I always knew someone was eventually going to kill that pancake ass nigga (he was originally royal folks from LAst) then he started a crew named goon squad after his friend vato got jumped by BMSst Royals. Shadow tried to taking over BMSst but the royals had guns and held it down. But for real this hoe nigga was trying always to start shit with his rivals, Im happy his bitch ass is gone from this world forever.