Prosecutors: Michael Johnson handed a revolver to man who fatally shot Donald Ray

Michael Johnson / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office
Michael Johnson / Photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office

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Michael Johnson allegedly handed another man a revolver before the fatal shooting of Donald Ray Sunday evening on the West Side.

Johnson, 27, was charged with murder, aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault/discharge of a firearm, authorities said. He was ordered held on a $1 million bond Thursday.

Prosecutors said Johnson’s acquaintance was involved in an argument with Ray in the 5200 block of West Lake Street.

Ray and a friend walked back to Ray’s car and attempted to leave, but Johnson went into a hallway and emerged moments later with a revolver, prosecutors said. Johnson handed the gun to his acquaintance, who opened fire on Ray’s car, prosecutors said.

Ray, 21, was shot in the head and died less than an hour later at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, authorities said.

The other man, 19, was shot in the right thigh and was treated at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

The argument and shooting were caught on video surveillance prosecutors said.

Johnson admitted to handing the gun to the shooter, who has not yet been charged, prosecutors said.

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