COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man who prosecutors say discussed strategy with the gunman who killed 13-year-old Tyquan Tyler was charged with first-degree murder.
Dewayne Chester, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail by Judge Adam Bourgeouis Jr.
Bourgeois acknowledged that while there were some "disputable facts" in the case against Chester, he also had to be held accountable for his decisions.
"It's the life you choose to live, the associations you choose to make," Bourgeois told Chester. "That's why you are standing here."
Chester is a member of the Jiro City Boys faction of the Gangster Disciples and was with Nasean Flowers at the time of Tyquan's shooting on June 24, prosecutors said. Chester's group had been fighting with members of the St. Lawrence Boys gang at the time.
Tyquan was with a group of witnesses in an alley in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue when Flowers fired two bullets in their direction, prosecutors said.
Tyquan was wounded in the chest and later died at Comer Children's Hospital.
Flowers was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail last week.
Chester admitted to being in the alley with Flowers, seeing the gun in Flowers' hand, discussing where Flowers should shoot from and fleeing the scene after the shooting, prosecutors said.
In September, Chester charged with unlawful use of a weapon in another incident.