Khalila Southall, 30, of West Chicago was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lakeisha Tate, 28. According to the Chicago Tribune, the August 26th shooting occurred at a Homan Square gas station after a disagreement on Facebook.
Tate, of the 300 block of South Hamlin Avenue, was inside the gas station about 1:40 p.m. Aug. 26 and tried to walk out after buying something when Southall confronted her, assistant state’s attorney Joe Crocker said in a bond hearing today.
The two began to fight in a doorway to the store, and as they were fighting on the ground, Southall pulled out a handgun and shot Tate, prosecutors said. Several witnesses were only feet from the two women when the shooting took place, and it was captured on video from multiple angles, prosecutors said.
Tate, who had been shot in the leg and torso and left lying on the floor of the gas station, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, where she was declared dead at 5 a.m. on Aug. 27.
Southall was identified by multiple witnesses along with her identification card that she left at the scene. During a search of Southall’s boyfriend’s house, police discovered a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun and a red dress matching what Southall wore at the time of the shooting.
Over a Facebook argument – one person is dead and the other will likely live out the rest of her life behind bars.