November 27, 2022
Man Charged in Deadly Capturing of Stepfather at Bronzeville Dwelling | Chicago Information

Man Charged in Deadly Capturing of Stepfather at Bronzeville Dwelling | Chicago Information(WTTW Information)

A person out on parole after being convicted of pointing a BB gun at officers inside a Chicago police station in 2020 was charged with fatally capturing his stepfather at a Bronzeville residence final week.

Kenneth Haywood, 30, was ordered held on a $400,000 D-bond throughout a listening to Monday following his arrest over the weekend within the killing of 56-year-old Shenan Thompson.

In response to Assistant State’s Legal professional Christopher Nugarus, Haywood was residing together with his mom and Thompson at their residence within the 4400 block of South Calumet Avenue after being launched from jail following his conviction on a cost of aggravated battery of a peace officer.

That incident reportedly occurred in 2020. Haywood was convicted and sentenced in 2021 earlier than he was finally launched on parole.

Nugarus stated Haywood’s mom and Thompson have been sitting on a again porch on the residence on the night of Nov. 10, when Haywood returned residence sporting two jackets, regardless of the climate being unseasonably heat.

Haywood was “performing surprisingly,” in response to Nugarus, who stated Haywood refused to take his palms out of his pockets. At round 10 p.m., Thompson determined to return inside, and as he approached a again door, Haywood allegedly shot him twice within the chest.

Thompson collapsed on scene and later died of his accidents. No motive for the capturing was provided in court docket Monday.

Haywood allegedly fled from the house on foot after the capturing, jumped a turnstile at a CTA prepare station and discarded one in every of his jackets in a rubbish can there. He later contacted a number of relations earlier than he turned himself in to police Saturday.

In response to Nugarus, Haywood was the one particular person inside the house on the time of the capturing, and he was recognized by three relations who seen nonetheless images taken from surveillance footage whereas Haywood fled the realm.

However investigators by no means recovered any firearm and Haywood didn’t admit to the capturing following his arrest.

Whereas prosecutors sought to have Haywood held with out bail, Haywood’s public defender argued there was no bodily proof tying his consumer to the capturing, no eyewitnesses to the capturing, no video of the capturing and no proof that Haywood had been carrying a firearm.

In deciding bail, Prepare dinner County Decide Susana Ortiz famous the “highly effective circumstantial proof” offered by prosecutors, however agreed that the proof was not evident and the presumption not nice that Haywood was the shooter, that means she couldn’t maintain him with out bail.

Haywood is due again in court docket Dec. 2.

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