CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man charged with killing a 17-year-old Urban Prep student and wounding a 19-year-old man in a shooting late Saturday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood has been ordered held without bond.
Deonte Davis, 26, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery, according to Chicago Police.
On Tuesday, Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered him held without bond, court records show.
Christopher Fields, 17; and a 19-year-old man were standing on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of South Sangamon at 10:24 p.m. Saturday when Davis, who was driving a silver car, stopped alongside them and opened fire, police said.
Fields, of the 6200 block of South Sangamon, was shot in the back, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 11:17 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The older teen was shot in the left wrist and was taken to the same hospital in good condition.
About five minutes before the shooting, Davis had tried to rob a 53-year-old man at gunpoint in the 5100 block of South Halsted, police said. The robbery was unsuccessful and Davis took off without any proceeds. The victim was not injured.
Davis was arrested about 11 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lowe by officers patrolling the area after the shooting.
Davis, of the 9800 block of South Dobson, was scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.
Fields was a sophomore at the Urban Prep Englewood Campus, according to a statement from school CEO Tim King.
“Undoubtedly, Mr. Fields thought that by walking on his street, steps from his home, he was being safe–and he should’ve been,” King said.
“Mr. Fields will be deeply missed.”
Donations to support Fields’ family can be made at http://www.urbanprep.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1 and by entering “Christopher Fields” in the “In Memory of” section.
Davis is next scheduled to appear in court June 24.