Alsip man charged with murder in shooting death
April 15, 2013 1:32PM
Brandon Ewing / photo from Chicago Police
Updated: May 17, 2013 6:25AM
An Alsip man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 34-year-old man Friday night outside a home in the South Chicago community, police said.
A police spokesman declined to describe the role of Brandon Ewing, 24, in the death of 34-year-old Kevin Sanders. But Ewing, of the 3700 block of West 119th Street, also was shot in a dispute involving Sanders and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital for treatment, police said.
Police said they found Sanders outside a home in the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue, with multiple gunshot wounds in the chest. Sanders, of the 8900 block of South Mackinaw Avenue, was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he died at midnight, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Police spokesman Hector Alfaro said Sanders and at least one other man went outside about 11:10 p.m. Friday after getting into an argument inside the home. In an ensuing exchange of gunfire, Sanders was shot to death, police said.
A weapon was recovered at the scene.
Ewing was being held without bail Monday and is next due in court April 22 at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office website.
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