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Third Man Charged In Englewood Killing

By Quinn Ford | February 6, 2014 5:45pm
 Jamal Davis was held on $100,000 bond Thursday in connection with the 2013 slaying of John Wallace.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A third man has been charged in connection with a 2013 murder in Englewood.

Jamal Davis, 22, was ordered held on $100,000 bond Thursday by a Cook County judge in connection with the September slaying of John Wallace.

The shooting stemmed from an argument Davis and another man had gotten into after Davis slapped the man's girlfriend, prosecutors said.

The man told Davis he was no longer welcome at the man's house, and Davis left saying "he would be back with help and his gun," said Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Harper said.

Davis warned the man "to be ready," Harper said.

A week later, on Sept. 1, 2013, Davis went to the man's house in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street and began "taunting" the man about what had happened. People on the man's porch told Davis to go away, and Davis drove away in his van but returned later about 11:30 p.m. with two friends, Victor Willis and Charles McKinney, prosecutors said.

Davis, Willis and McKinney knocked on the man's front door. John Wallace, who had not been involved in either of the two earlier confrontations, answered the front door.

When he refused to tell the three where the man was Willis raised a handgun with an extended clip and shot Wallace five times, Harper said.

Wallace, of Evanston, was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses later identified Willis as the shooter. Willis was arrested charged with murder on Sept. 13, 2013, and was ordered held without bail.

McKinney was also arrested and charged with murder on Sept. 26. He was ordered held on $2 million bond.

Davis, of the 6700 block of South Langley Avenue, was arrested on Feb. 4, 2014, and was also charged with first-degree murder. 

Police reports identify Davis as a member of the Black Disciples street gang.