Marciea Adkins is correctly being remembered as a caring, positive person who loved her city and her job as a Chicago Office Of Emergency Management and Communications 911 Police Radio Dispatcher. Police are remembering her as the voice link that has helped keep them safe on the streets with expert radio communications skills and fast thinking.
A 16 year old accused subject being charged as an adult with 1st degree murder, one felony count of burglary, a misdemeanor of driving under the influence, police said, is in custody after fleeing police after they stopped him for running a red light. At that time, the accused then backed up into a police Sgt.'s vehicle at the traffic stop scene and fled in the stolen Range Rover. "Police had tried to pull over the stolen sport-utility vehicle at Elston Avenue and Blackhawk Street" per Chicago's ABC 7's news report.
The ABC 7 news report goes on to say that "The SUV ran a stop sign while driving north on Hoyne, then struck Adkins’ car, which was headed west on Armitage. The SUV then hit a parked car and the driver fled the scene on foot, but was arrested a short time later."
ABC 7 News Video HERE
Other news coverage can be seen at the Second City 911 blog
Marci's remains were escorted by a team of Chicago Emergency Responders from both the Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Police Department from Illinois Masonic Hospital on the city's North Side to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Marci was a mother of a young child and a wife of a Chicago Fire Department Dispatcher.
Chicago Police are so far refusing to release the defendant's name although he is charged as an adult and Illinois law provides for the names of accused adults to be publicly released. In the video, you will see the defendant on a CFD ambulance gurney from the side view.
Marci, thank you for your service to your city! Thank you for being the voice of Chicago residents and police on the zones. You lived well and you finished well, Marci. Rest in peace! Shortwave America leaves deep condolences to Marci's family and especially her husband and young child who has had her mother unjustifiably taken from her by a remorseless, cold blooded, monster.
***UPDATE*** 11:50AM CDT: Chicago Police have released the name of the offender. He is now identified as Marquis Harrison, of the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue