CHICAGO — A man has been charged with murder in an apparent gang shooting that left one dead and one seriously injured.
Markeas Brown, 18, and a second unidentified man were riding bikes in the South Austin on Aug. 17 when Brown yelled to two young men sitting on a front porch, demanding the victims "acknowledge their gang membership," said Assistant State's Attorney Christina Brewer.
Just five feet away from the two victims, Brown allegedly opened fire. The co-offender also started shooting from his bike.
The men on the porch made a run for the alley. But one, 18-year-old Daquan Boyd, was fatally shot in the back and the other man suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and flank, Brewer said.
Cops said Brown is one of two people who gunned down and injured another teen in the first block of South Parkside Avenue on Aug. 17.
Boyd's father, George Spivey, described the teen as a "likeable kid" who "never really had problems with anyone." Boyd spent most of his time with his girlfriend, working, rapping and playing basketball, Spivey said.
"That was his everyday thing. Every time you saw him, he had a basketball in his hand," Spivey said.
Brown, of the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place, was ordered held on $1.5 million bond by Cook County Judge Israel Desierto during a brief bond hearing Tuesday.
Brown was arrested after the surviving victim allegedly gave police his nickname.
Prosecutors said video surveillance at the 00 block of South Parkside Avenue captured the shooting, and Brown allegedly made admissions.