Christine Vendel has much more detail about the fatal shooting on Thanksgiving near 66th and Bellefontaine. Police got into a shootout with suspect Jerry Petty, fatally wounding him, and found two women -- Petty's wife, Loretta, and her goddaughter, Deja Davis -- dead inside the house.
Police now think that Jerry Petty also killed a third woman:
The third woman, Denise Hall, was found shot to death in the 2900 block of East 69th Street on Saturday afternoon — at least two days after police think she was killed. Police said Hall, 56, was an acquaintance of Petty.
The working theory is that Hall was killed during a robbery, that Jerry Petty was trying to get money for crack.
I helped write the story, so I'm a little biased, but you might be interested in reading the whole piece. Loretta Petty was a recovering alcoholic, sober for 20 years, who had not only changed her own life, but helped a huge number of other addicts get clean.
And Deja Davis -- what a tragedy. We've lost a lot of bright, young people to homicides this year.