Fifth man charged in Back of the Yards shooting

A fifth man has been charged in connection with a shooting last week in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 people, including a three-year-old boy.
September 29, 2013 9:49:51 AM PDT
A fifth man is now charged in connection with the shooting in Cornell Square Park that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy.

The latest charges come on the same day as young people in the neighborhood returned to the park for a teen peace event.

Twenty-two-year-old David Logan is being held on a no-bond warrant. Saturday, many people learned that he was charged at the very park where the shooting happened.

It was a moment of healing at this place scarred by violence.

People from the Back of the Yards neighborhood, many of them young children, returned to Cornell Square Park.

"We wanted the youth to know that this is still a safe place they can come and have fun and enjoy themselves," said Tracy Walker, peace event organizer.

As neighborhood residents spread a message of peace, many here learned that a fifth person has been charged in connection with the September 19th shooting that wounded 13.

Twenty-two-year-old David Logan is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and obstruction of justice, joining four other men who face charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

"Why were you shooting for no apparent reason? Anybody doing that to you, it's just crazy," said neighborhood resident Latrell Howard.

Earlier this week, the youngest of the shooting victims, 3-year-old Deonta Howard left the hospital.

Deonta was shot in the face and has multiple plastic surgeries ahead of him, but doctors say the bullet missed his brain.

"It's really hurtful to see somebody like that," said Deonta's aunt, Kailynn Jordan. "And now you're doing better because you praise the lord. He helps you in your life."

"You're not supposed to be doing that to people," said neighborhood resident Malik Bryant. "That little boy didn't do nothing to anybody."

At Cornell Square Park, the basketball courts were once again full.

"Good things happen in the community, and bad things happen in the community," said Pastor Jaime Ruiz, Help Come From Heaven Church. "We're living in the real world. And in the real world, this place has to keep here. The community needs this place."

Police say their investigation continues and this fifth arrest in this case may not be the last.

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