Police struggle to solve gangland reporter’s killing, others

Updated: 2019-05-29 18:30:13

The killing of a pioneering gangland journalist remains unsolved one year later despite multiple potential witnesses to the drive-by shooting and what led up to it on a Chicago street lined with surveillance cameras.

Police have made no arrests in Zachary Stoner’s May 30, 2018, slaying. His case highlights a troubling statistic about Chicago homicides: About 80 percent go unsolved within the year they occur.

Police and medical examiner documents obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request provide previously unreported details and indicate detectives seem to have significant evidence.

This undated photograph provided by Demetrius Nash shows Nash, left, with his friend Zack Stoner, who was killed at age 30 in a drive-by shooting in Chicago on May 30, 2018. Stoner was a pioneer in a new field of video journalism in which reporters go into high-crime areas to interview street-gang members and rappers. His killing unnerved fellow gangland reporters across the country, and exposed an ominous side to the genre of newsgathering Stoner called
This undated photograph provided by Demetrius Nash shows Nash, left, with his friend Zack Stoner, who was killed at age 30 in a drive-by shooting in Chicago on May 30, 2018. Stoner was a pioneer in a new field of video journalism in which reporters go into high-crime areas to interview street-gang members and rappers. His killing unnerved fellow gangland reporters across the country, and exposed an ominous side to the genre of newsgathering Stoner called “‘hood CNN.” Police have made no arrests in his killing. (Courtesy of Demetrius Nash via AP)

That evidence includes shell casings, cellphone videos and a car that police say “was involved.”

One document says a car pulled up next to Stoner’s SUV after he left a rap concert and at least one gunman opened fire. It says there were four attackers in all.

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