Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:
AUBURN GRESHAM — An 18-year-old college student was fatally shot late Friday when a group of men crashed his family’s birthday party and refused to leave.
“We don’t understand,” the teen’s grandmother, Brenda McMillon, said, “how strangers could just come into a party, not be welcome, be told to leave, and then not want to leave.”
Dionte Maxwell, 18, had just finished his first year at Rockford College, McMillon said. He was home for the summer and spent Friday night at his uncle’s Avalon Park house celebrating a relative’s birthday.