COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Prosecutors said a 19-year-old man who is in jail for allegedly killing a rival gang member in September 2013 also gunned down a 64-year-old man on the same street in 2010.
Anthony Wells, 19, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Mobolaji Osho.
Osho was killed about 2 p.m. on August 13, 2010, in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood.
Police reportedly said at the time the gunman had opened fired at a group of teens when Osho walked out of a sandwich shop and was hit in his chest.
Prosecutors said Wells fired a semiautomatic handgun four or five times before fleeing the scene. Wells was allegedly wearing a bandanna during the shooting, but as he ran away, the bandanna fell from his face.
Police sent the bandanna to the Illinois State Forensic Lab where results showed it had a "strong" to "moderate" connection with Wells. The 19-year-old was also recently identified in a lineup by witnesses of the 2010 shooting, prosecutors said.
In October, Wells and another teen were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of another man in South Shore.
That shooting happened in the 2200 block of East 71st Street, near where Osho was killed.
In the 2013 murder, Wells and another teen allegedly chased 18-year-old Jaleel Pearson into a store before fatally shooting him, prosecutors said. Pearson, of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, was a "rival gang member" of Wells and the other teen, prosecutors said.
Wells appeared in court Friday for a bond hearing in connection with Osho's murder. A Cook County judge ordered him held on $2 million bond.
CONTRIBUTING: Erin Meyer