Tears And Testimonies For 19-Year-Old Arshell ‘Trey’ Dennis

Arshell Dennis Funeral
Friends grieve at the funeral of Arshell “Trey” Dennis III. The son of a Chicago police officer was shot to death on August 14, 2016 in his Ashburn neighborhood, hours before he was to return to college. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ
Arshell Dennis Funeral
Friends grieve at the funeral of Arshell “Trey” Dennis III. The son of a Chicago police officer was shot to death on August 14, 2016 in his Ashburn neighborhood, hours before he was to return to college. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

Tears And Testimonies For 19-Year-Old Arshell ‘Trey’ Dennis

19-year-old Arshell Dennis III was shot and killed in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood hours from when he was to return to school to start his junior year at St. John’s University. Today, hundreds gathered to say goodbye to a young man known as “Trey.”

Dennis was the son of a Chicago police officer. Dozens of CPD officers attended the funeral on Chicago’s South Side.

The student was studying journalism and was remembered as funny, smart and thoughtful. Humorous anecdotes were mixed in with anger at how Dennis was murdered.

Police say the investigation is being treated as a case of mistaken identity.