Slain barber for Bears players was ‘everything an African-American man should be’

When Michael Carney wasn’t giving haircuts to star Chicago Bears players, he was likely playing softball or spending time with his 5-year-old daughter Mikayla and 6-year-old son Caleb.

But at 3:35 p.m. on Sunday, Carney’s life was cut short when he was gunned down at a gas station near 150th Street and Dixie Highway in south suburban Harvey, according to Sean Howard, spokesman for the city. Mustering his final bits of strength, Carney hopped back in his car and drove Mikayla out of harm’s way.

A short time later, Carney, 26, was found at the nearby intersection of 149th Street and Cooper, according to Howard and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He had succumbed to the multiple gunshot wounds that had riddled his body.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Carney’s…

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