Friday, October 24, 2008
AMBER ALERT FOR JULIAN KING! Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Fatally Shot
The mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson were the two victims of a fatal shooting in Chicago, the actress's publicist confirmed to People tonight.
"We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson," rep Lisa Kasteler said.
The details are scarce, but police say the shooting appeared to be the result of a domestic disturbance.
A 7-year-old boy--Julian King [pictured left]-- believed to be Donerson's grandson-- is missing, and a search is on for a man. An Amber Alert for King has been issued.
THE MAN IDENTIFIED AS WILLIAM BALFOUR, 27, MAY BE DRIVING EITHER A WHITE CHEVROLET SUBURBAN (ILLINOIS X584859) OR A TEAL CHRYSLER CONCORD FOUR-DOOR WITH THE FRONT HEADLIGHT HANGING DOWN (TEMPORARY ILLINOIS 332K823).
If you have any information please contact the Chicago Police Department by calling 9-1-1.
It's a sad day indeed. :(
For more details visit People or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Update: Balfour, 27, has been taken into custody and is being questioned by authorities, the Associated Press reports. No charges have been filed.
King is still missing.
For additional information visit AP or Chicago Breaking News.