A judge set bail at $2 million today for a 23-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last June in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
Flowers, of the 6200 block of South Langley Avenue, was charged with murder
in the death of Tyquan Tyler.
A Tyquan was shot and killed June 24, 2012 while at a party with his
19-year-old sister in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue when a fight broke
out about 1:20 a.m..
Flowers is an admitted gang member.
At the time of the shooting, Tyquan and witnesses were on the street where
Flowers also was.
Flowers had been fighting with members of another gang when he and another
offender entered an alley where Tyquan was standing. Flowers fired two shots
toward Tyquan and the others, hitting Tyquan in the chest.
Witnesses saw Flowers running from the alley with the gun still in his hand.
The two ran from the fight but someone pulled a gun and fired, hitting the
boy, who collapsed on a sidewalk where paramedics found him.
Tyquan was pronounced dead at 3:05 a.m. that morning at University of Chicago
Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s
office. An autopsy later that day determined Tyquan died of a gunshot wound to
the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.
Police said neither Tyquan
nor his sister belonged to a gang. Tyquan had been staying in the 6500 block of
South Washtenaw Avenue