Authorities arrested and charged the suspected lookout in a May 2012 shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy as he ran to his South Side home for dinner.
Prosecutors said Denzel Garbutt was helping the unidentified gunman, who intended to shoot a gang rival but instead shot Nazia “Peanut” Banks in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue.
Chicago police arrested Garbutt, 21, while serving a search warrant at his apartment in the 8000 block of South Shore Drive on Tuesday night. Officers recovered a revolver, ammunition, what they suspect was marijuana and codeine-laced cough syrup.
Authorities said Garbutt told investigators that two men asked him to look out for police while they attacked a rival standing nearby on May 19, 2012.
Minutes later, he said he heard gunshots down the street and saw a silver car speed away. One of the two men later told Garbutt that he felt bad that Banks had been killed, but said he wasn’t turning himself in