Sunday, October 14, 2007


-- Ronald Heard -- was buried Saturday.

Heard, 23, was shot five times early last Saturday in a drive-thru lane at a White Castle, Chicago police Sgt. Kevin Duffin said. He was pronounced dead at 7:35 a.m. on Oct 6,

Currently Police are questioning someone of interest in Ronald's death. Ronald came to the aid of a woman, who was being physically attacked by a man engaged in selling drugs at a White Castle restaurant drive thru.
Ronald lost his life in that heroic endeavor.

Ronald Heard was in a car waiting in line at 4 a.m. at 6901 S. Western Ave. when he was approached by the suspect, who asked if he wanted to buy marijuana, Duffin said. Heard said “No” and then watched the suspect approach a second car, asking a woman if she wanted any drugs.

The woman also declined and the suspect grabbed violently at her through the car window, Duffin said. When Heard went to help the woman, the offender shot him twice in the chest and then three times after he fell.

The suspect ran off, jumped into a vehicle and fled, Duffin said.