COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — The accused gunman in a 2016 Back of the Yards murder has been extradited from Ohio.
Malik Williams, 22, was denied bail Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder in the Sep. 4, 2016, slaying of 21-year-old Korry Rogers.
The men were involved in a fight about 6:10 p.m. that day in the 5200 block of South Sangamon Street when William pulled out a semiautomatic gun with an extended clip and opened fire — fatally shooting Rogers in his back as he ran away, prosecutors said.
Rogers, of the 5600 block of South Throop Street, was unarmed, according to Assistant State's Attorney Jamie Santini, who spoke during a bond hearing Wednesday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2650 S. California Ave.
When Rogers fell to the ground, prosecutors said, Williams walked up and fired multiple rounds at close range. Rogers was shot in his leg, back, buttocks, back of his head and back of his neck.
Police found eight .40 caliber shell casings at the crime scene, Santini said.
Multiple witnesses identified Williams as the shooter. According to authorities, he fled to Ohio, where he was subsequently arrested on gun charges. Chicago Police detectives picked up Williams in Ohio on Tuesday.
Santini said Williams has juvenile convictions for possession of a controlled substance, aggravated battery, resisting arrest and escaping juvenile detention.