Chicago police are saying the shooting was gang-related and some media outlets are referring to Antonio as a gangbanger.

His father says that was in Antonio’s past.


“A lot of people loved my son; he was a good person,” said his father Daniel Cole.

Perkins had just been promoted at McDonald’s. He worked almost every day and Wednesday night was a rare night out. His friends say he was not the target and not a gangbanger.

“Stop judging everybody. Stop judging us like that. His life really did matter,” said Tiffany, a friend of the victim.

To make matters worse for this family, Antonio Perkins’ brother was also shot to death several years ago.

No suspects have been arrested and police are still investigation. They are reviewing the video hoping for a possible lead.

Dear Lord Jesus…we have to do better.