West Pullman Fatally Shot By Englewood Man After Protecting His Sister


A West Pullman man was fatally shot by an Englewood man after he asked for an apology for throwing oaths at his sister, prosecutors said.

Trevor Robinson, 23, was arrested on June 3, 2017, killing of Novajah Ringgold in front of Ringgold’s family home in the 6100 block of South Throop Street, according to Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jamie Santini.

The incident

The arguments were sparked off before 11:45 a.m. after Robinson, who lives in the 11700 block of South Wentworth Avenue, and one of two other men standing on Throop Street was involved in an argument with one of Ringgold’s sisters, prosecutors said. The man started shouting oaths at Ringgold’s sister, and Ringgold stepped in, ordering the man to show respect to his sister.

The man made his apology, and he and Ringgold made peace, halting the quarrel, prosecutors said.

As soon as the two men made peace, Robinson came to blows with another sister of Ringgold’s, and started yelling and throwing oaths at her, prosecutors said.

Ringgold stepped in for the second time, ordering Robinson to show respect to his sister. Robinson, on the other hand, showed a gun and shot Ringgold to death, while another man of Robinson’s friends started shooting at Ringgold, prosecutors said.

Ringgold was admitted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn to undergo treatment of gunshot injuries to the right chest, right thigh, left hip, left forearm and upper left back, prosecutors said. Doctors announced that he was dead at 12:37 p.m. June 3, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An investigation alert

Police released an investigative alert for Robinson and the other man, who ran off with their guns after the murder, according to prosecutors.

Robinson was finally arrested Monday in the 4200 block of West Diversey Avenue, according to police.