UPDATE: Tramian Barnes held on $1M bond for alleged Portage Park murder of Alex Anderson

Tramian Barnes / Photo from Chicago Police
Tramian Barnes / Photo from Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times

A Joliet teenager was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bond Wednesday for allegedly shooting another man to death last month in the Portage Park neighborhood.

Alex Anderson knew his killer and told police, witnesses and his girlfriend that Tramian Barnes shot him twice while he was sitting in Barnes’ car on Jan. 20, Cook County prosecutors said.

“Tre shot me,” Anderson allegedly said.

Moments before, a friend saw 19-year-old Anderson go into an alley in the 4300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

When Anderson didn’t return, the friend texted him, but he didn’t answer.

Minutes later, Anderson turned up at his home in the 5000 block of West Cullom Avenue holding his bleeding abdomen, prosecutors said.

A witness gave Anderson a towel, which he pressed against his chest.

Alex Anderson / Memorial Photo

Alex Anderson / Memorial Photo

Anderson, worried he was going to die, started panicking and told the authorities and his friends that Barnes had shot him, prosecutors said.

Anderson later died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen and arm.

Prosecutors said police recovered a .22 and .32 caliber gun from 18-year-old Barnes’ residence. Those weapons are still being processed.

Barnes’ cell phone records show that he was in the vicinity of Milwaukee and Cullom avenues when Anderson was shot, prosecutors said.

Barnes, who was recently in Georgia where he had family, was recently brought to Chicago to face murder charges.

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