Erykah Thomas wiped a tear away as she remembers her father, Norman, a U.S. Army veteran who was shot and killed one year ago at River Oaks Mall in Calumet City.
“To have someone take my father from us is like having the rug pulled from underneath the whole family’s feet,” she said Friday on the stairs of the village’s police station.
Thomas was gunned down on Nov. 16, 2022, while working security at a jewelry store in the mall. Calumet City police on Friday announced the arrest of two men – Maxx Walker and Frank Adkins, both 38 years old.
Calumet City Police Chief Kevin Kolosh credited his detectives and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force with putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
“Between analyzing evidence and getting additional evidence to conduct the interviews that led us to where we are at today, he said.
For Thomas’ family, which had been waiting a year for progress in the case, the news provided a small sense of relief.
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