Teenager charged with murder in West Pullman shooting
A 17-year-old boy faces adult charges in a shooting that left one dead and another injured in West Pullman last month.
Nashaun Johnson and a 15-year-old relative sneaked up on the two on November 21 as they sat in a car in the 12200 block of South Eggleston Avenue and opened fire, Cook County prosecutors said on Wednesday .
Devon Wash, 32, and a 34-year-old man were shot multiple times, but the older victim was able to make it to Roseland Hospital, where Wash was pronounced dead.
Johnson later told detectives that he and his relative shot the two men because of a dispute his relative had with them, prosecutors said.
The 15-year-old boy has not been charged.
Thirty minutes before the shooting, a surveillance camera from a Citgo gas station on 123rd and Halsted Streets recorded the teens inside as the 34-year-old victim entered the station and bought cigarettes, the victims said. prosecutors. About 15 minutes later, a Ring doorbell camera reportedly recorded the teens as they walked east on 123rd Street and turned into an alley.
The teens then passed into the alley before firing at least 25 shots into the vehicle, prosecutors said.
The 34-year-old victim saw the faces of the two teenagers as he walked away. He recognized the couple because they often hung out at the Citgo station, prosecutors said. The man then identified the two teenagers by name and in photo sets, prosecutors said.
Johnson was taken into custody on Monday and told detectives he knew the two victims often stayed in a house across the street where the shooting took place, prosecutors said. Johnson reportedly said his teenage parent told him earlier today that he was planning to shoot them, so they both armed themselves.
Johnson, who lives with his grandmother in the city, had “little to no contact” with his parents and dropped out of school after ninth grade, a deputy public defender said.
Judge Charles Beach has ordered Johnson to be held without bail for first degree murder and aggravated assault and battery.
He is expected to return to court on January 6.