Fifth Man Charged in Mass Shooting that Wounded 3-year-old Boy
CHICAGO — A fifth man has been charged in connection to the mass shooting in Back of the Yards, which wounded a toddler last week, police said Saturday.
David Logan, 22, of the 3100 block of South Green Street, was arrested Wednesday and charged in the incident that injured 13 people in Cornell Square Park, police said. He was charged with ulawful use of a weapon and obstructing justice. Police said Logan also did not have a valid firearm owners identification card.
Four other men have been charged in the shooting, which rattled the city and provided leaders another opportunity to decry gun violence in Chicago.
Three-year-old Deonta Howard was shot in the face as the five men - Bryon Champ, 21; Tabari Young, 22; Brad Jett, 22; Kewane Gatewood, 20, and Logan - allegedly sprayed Cornell Square Park with an assault rifle, aiming for rival gang members.
Police say Champ was the ringleader, hoping to exact revenge against Gangster Disciples who shot him in the leg earlier that day.
Champ, the "main player" in the shooting, had been convicted of gun possession as a felon last year, police Supt. Garry McCarthy said at a press conference annoucing the charges earlier this week. A judge sent Champ to boot camp, and he was released when he completed the program
“If Bryon Champ is not on the street — as he shouldn’t have been — this incident likely does not occur," said McCarthy, who has advocated for stricter sentencing for gun crimes. “He received boot camp for that gun crime and was back out on the streets to be a part of this senseless shooting."
Logan is expected in court Saturday, but that doesn't mean police are finished investigating.
"We are not done in any way, shape or form," McCarthy said Tuesday.