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South Side man allegedly gunned down a rival for ‘disrespecting’ his child’s mother

A far South Side man allegedly gunned down a rival for “disrespecting” the mother of his child before firing at a woman who came to the victim’s aid and responding officers.

Taniko Boyd, 33, was ordered held without bond last week for shooting at the officers who had stopped to question him about the shots fired on the afternoon of Oct. 21, Cook

County prosecutors said.

None of the officers were injured.

But Michael White, 30, and Yvonne Collins, 30, weren’t that lucky.

White had been arguing with Boyd’s baby’s mother in front of his home before the woman left in her car, assistant state’s attorney Ramon Moore. However, minutes later she returned with two males and Boyd, who walked into White’s home in the 9800 block of South Merrill to confront him, Moore said.

The fight soon grew heated and spilled outside the house where Boyd allegedly fired his 9 mm semi automatic handgun at White several times. Boyd then stood over White and shot him in the head, Moore said.

When Collins, who lived with White and his girlfriend, ran to him, Boyd shot her in the legs and chest, Moore said.

White later died at Trinity Hospital. Collins survived.

As he was fleeing, Boyd allegedly shot at officers who tried to interview him on 97th Street. The officers returned fire and Boyd was wounded.

Because Boyd didn’t appear in court due to his injuries Wednesday, Judge Edward Harmening postponed his formal bond hearing for allegedly shooting White and

Collins.



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