Terrance Jawan Wright – Hate Crime Shooting in Chicago

I hate to talk about bad and sad news – but we thought this story deserved attention.

A Chicago high school student was shot and killed during an alleged
robbery Friday afternoon in the Southeast Side’s Jeffery Manor
neighborhood, according to Chicago police

The grandmother of the victim, 18-year-old Terrance “Jawan” Wright, talked with WGN about her grandson Saturday.

Jawan was on his way home from school Friday, when police say he was
the victim of robbery. He tried to fight off five young men who came up
to him near 99th and Yates.  Police say, to steal what he had—

“But that’s not true,” what do you think it was?  “A hate crime”  Why?  Because Jawan is gay.” His grandmother said.

not the first time Jawan’s sexual orientation was an issue, Essie
says.  Last year, her grandson transferred to Banner Academy, after
being picked on at his last school.  But she says, the bullying

“I was told the boys were picking on Jawan, Jawan was
on his way home and the boys just started picking on him and calling him
names so they tried to take Jawan’s book bag. So then Jawan and the
boys got to fighting.”

“That’s when police say one of the boys pulled out a gun and killed Jawan.

Tywan Bouldin, Jawan’s uncle said “He was a good kid. He didn’t bother nobody.”

Tywan wiped away his tears before talking about his nephew.  He believes it was more than robbery.

them to say it was a robbery is foolishness because like I said what
are they going to rob him of?  School supplies or books?  His shoes or
his clothes. He don’t wear stuff like that. So what was the point.”