Man who returned to Chicago to work with children is fatally shot near U. of C. – Chicago Tribune

Xavier Joy was a success story.  A graduate of one of Chicago’s top high schools, Whitney Young, he went on to play football at  Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Joy returned to Chicago before finishing college to pursue what his family said was his passion: helping disadvantaged children succeed in school like he did.  The 23-year-old started working with struggling  students, teaching them math and science.

His family wonders whether his kindness may have led to his slaying near the University of Chicago campus Thursday night.

Joy had just parked his car in the 6200 block of South Ingleside Avenue, down the block from the campus, and was talking to his girlfriend on the phone as he walked to his apartment about two blocks away.

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