Bond denied for man accused of fatal gas station shooting

November 18, 2013 3:57:08 PM PST
Bond was denied Monday for a man charged in connection with the shooting death of one man and the wounding of another at an Englewood gas station last week.

Trevonti Carson, 26, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to police.

Carson allegedly shot and killed 21-year-old Devorite Diggins inside a gas station in the 800 block of West 59th Street about 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13, authorities said. He also shot another 21-year-old man who was attempted to run out of the station. That man suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Carson, of the 5700 block of South Green Street, was on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon at the time, prosecutors said.

He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 6.

ABC7 Eyewitness News is told the victims were apparently cousins. Police say they believe the shooting was gang-related. Police say two rival groups were in the store, and there was a dispute.

It was the third fatal shooting in Chicago in 24 hours, with two on the South Side and one on the West Side.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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