Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gakirah Barnes, Serial Killer Gangster Teen – Chicago, 2014

Gakirah Barnes committed her first murder, it is believed, at the age of 14. She then joined a West Woodlawn gang in Chicago’s South Side, the St. Lawrence Boys (AKA Fly Boy Gang), a “set” of the interstate Gangster Disciples. She was known in gangland as “'Tyquanassassin,” “Tookavill'kirah,” “Lil Snoop,” and “K I.” Gakirah was considered the go-to killer (“hitta”) for her gang, yet she avoided being charged for any of the murders she was known to have committed.

By the time Gakira was murdered in 2014 in a drive-by shooting by a rival gang, she is reputed to have committed 20 murders. During her three-year killing career, she had a prominent social media presence, where she would boast of her gangster life and post photos of herself, oftentimes sporting a pistol, amassing 5,000 followers.

On April 9, 2014, Mario 'Blood Money' Hess (30), cousin of Chief Keef, of the Black Disciples, whose territory is adjacent to the Gangster Disciples, was shot and killed. When Lil Jay, a fellow gangmember of Gakira’s, posted a photo of himself on Instagram drinking a red liquid, with the caption, "Sippin' on Blood Money," it was understood that the shooting was the work of “hitta” Gakira.

“The next day, Gakirah was walking to a friend's house when a hooded man walked up to her. He shot her a total of nine times, leaving her bleeding to death on the pavement before making his getaway. She managed to crawl to the steps of a house nearby where she lost consciousness. Gakirah died in a hospital bed two hours later at just 17 years old.” [quote: Sun, Aug, 13, 2019] [Robert St. Estephe, Feb. 16, 2021]

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CHRONOLOGY

Gakirah Barnes – gang affiliation: St. Lawrence Boys or the Fly Boy Gang.

1996 – Gakirah Barnes born.

Mar. 30, 1997 – Gakirah Barnes’ father shot to death. Easter Sunday

Early 2011 – Gakira’s friend Shondale 'Tooka' Gregory (15) killed by stray bullet. Gakira was 13.

Late 2011 – 8 months following Geregoty killing - opposing gang member named Odee Perry (20) was shot and killed; online postings labeling her the 'hitta'.

Mar. 2014 – Gakira’s friend Raason "Lil B" Shaw was fatally gunned down in a foot chase with police when cops said he pulled a pistol on them.

Apr. 9, 2014 – Mario 'Blood Money' Hess (30), cousin of Chief Keef, shot and killed.

April 11, 2014 – Gakirah Barnes (17) shot to death; hit nine times in the chest, neck and jaw; Woodlawn.

May 23, 2019 – documentary aired on TV, “Secret Life of a Gang Girl”; “The Untold Story”; 120 min.

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BASED ON SOURCES:

[Dan Hall, “How promising student was drawn into gangland world and went on to viciously ‘kill 17’ and brag about crimes online – before being murdered at 17, The Sun (London), Aug, 13, 2019]

[Lauren Fruen, “'Monstrous' girl gangster who became one of the most vicious assassins on the streets of Chicago is believed to have murdered up to 20 people before being gunned down at age 17,” Daily Mail (London), Aug. 13, 2019]

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More cases: Serial Killer Girls

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Flapper Bandits

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1920 – Mae Burzette (May Yetzar) – Sioux City, Iowa

1921 – Fay Engstrom – Seattle, Washington

1921 – Margaret Lawrence – Chicago, Illinois

1921 – Mae McDonald – Chicago, Illinois

1921 – Katherine Zoberlein – New York, New York

1922 – Marguerite Bertrand – Paris, France

1922 – Ethel George – East Boston, Massachusetts

1923 – Eva Lewis – Denver, Colorado

1923 – Mae Moore – New York, New York

1923 – Elizabeth “Honey” Sullivan – Chicago, Illinois

1924 – Juanita Freels Bosdick – Indianapolis, Indiana

1924 – Nary Cody – Brooklyn, New York

1924 – Celia Cooney – Brooklyn, New York

1924 – Margaret Densten (Treadway, Martin, Mason) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1924 – Violet Dickerson – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1924 – Pauline Farr – Cincinnati, Ohio

1924 – Belva Gaertner – Chicago, Illinois

1924 – Anna Kearns – Cleveland, Ohio

1924 – Katherine Malm – Chicago, Illinois

1924 – Caroline & Alice Peterson – Red Wing, Minnesota

1924 – Helen Quigley – New York, New York

1924 – Dorothy May Rogers – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1924 – Leona Sheehan – Manchester, New Hampshire

1925 – Margaret Dale – Maywood, Chicago, Illinois

1926 – Rebecca Bradley Rogers – Austin, Texas

1926 – Reba Cooper – Washington, D.C.

1926 – Helen Goldstein & Mildred Luongo – New York, New York

1926 – Inez Richardson – Chicago, Illinois

1926 – Margaret Whitemore – New York, New York

1927 – Margaret Collins – Chicago, Illinois

1927 – Anita Del Valle (Devalle) – Tombstone, Arizona

1927 – Pearl Dorsey – Chicago, Illinois

1927 – Martha Franke – Berlin & Paiss

1927 – Violet Hammond & Marie Maxfield – Chicago, Illinois

1927 – Jean Hunter – Chicago, Illinois (Virginia)

1927 – Vivian Ingram – Toledo, Ohio

1927 – Helen Konkel – Chicago, Illinois

1927 –  Nona Lesher – Alhambra, California

1927 – Raymonde Mazalarivas – Paris, France

1927 – Beulah Nichols – Illinois

1927 – Irene Pilksula – Chicago, Illinois

1927 – Florence Schroeder – Chicago, Illinois

1927 – Muriel Shields – London, England

1927 – Peggy Travers (Gladys Smith) – London, England

1927 – Franziska Tyka – Poland

1927 – Frances Vaughan – Chicago, Illinois

1927 – Charlotte Weiss – Chicago, Illinois

1928 – Agnes Brown – Binghampton, New York

1928 – Jean Cameron – Albany, New York

1929 – Susan Filban – Detroit, Michigan

1929 – Vivian Scraper – Topeka, Kansas

1930 – Kathleen Boyle – Toronto

1931 – Vera Phillips – Volant, Pennsylvania

1932 – Vera Wood – Indianapolis, Indiana

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