$1M bond for two men charged with murder of rival gang member

CHICAGO (STMW) - Two men charged with the fatal shooting of a rival gang member Sunday afternoon in Englewood have been ordered held on a $1 million bond.

Antonio Doss 31, and Kwan Ward, 20, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

Doss was driving a van westbound on 71st Street and pulled over to the curb after he passed Jacques Barnes’ car, according to prosecutors.

Ward got out of the van, walked up to the van where Barnes was sitting, pulled out a handgun and shot the 20-year-old about 11 times, according to prosecutors. Ward tried to run back to Doss’ van, but he was struck by a vehicle and fell to the ground. He got back up, got into Doss’ van, and Doss sped away from the scene.

Barnes, of the 4700 block of South Wabash, was shot in the back of the head and the left knee and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 5:28 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A witness saw the shooting and followed Doss’ van before calling 911, prosecutors said. Doss tried to lose the witness, but the witness flagged down a police vehicle at 67th and Racine where officers began to follow the van.

Doss and Ward got out of the van near 66th and Carpenter and ran away, prosecutors said. While running, Ward dropped a firearm under a porch in the 6600 block of South Carpenter.

Doss and Ward were arrested and the witness positively identified both, prosecutors said. Doss’ wallet with his state ID card inside was found a few feet from the van.

Ward directed police to the gun he had left under a porch, prosecutors said, and 11 casings were found at the scene.

Ward admitted that he shot Barnes because they belonged to rival gangs who were feuding, and he had seen Barnes “taunting” them earlier, prosecutors said.

Doss, of the 6600 block of South Morgan, and Ward, of the 3100 block of West 64th Street, were each order held on $1 million bond in court Wednesday.

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