Dayvon Bennett charged with murder in Englewood shooting death of Malcolm Stuckey

Dayvon Bennett / Photo from Chicago Police
Dayvon Bennett / Photo from Chicago Police

Dayvon Bennett has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting Malcolm Stuckey and wounding two others during a May birthday party in the Englewood neighborhood.

Bennett, 19, was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder for the May 29 shooting in the 5700 block of South LaSalle Street, authorities said.

Michael Wade, 23, of the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue, has previously been charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder, authorities said.

Bennett and Wade left the party in a gray vehicle, but returned about 45 minutes later and parked in an alley near the home, prosecutors said. The men allegedly got out of the car with loaded guns and headed to the front of the residence.

Stuckey, 19, and two other people were sitting on the front porch when the gunmen approached, authorities said.

Bennett and Waded opened fire on the porch, according to prosecutors, who added Stuckey and another man attempted to flee down LaSalle Street but were shot.

Stuckey, of the 16000 block of Carrington Drive in South Holland, was shot in the head and died later that day, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The 23-year-old man who attempted to run down the street and a 24-year-old man who attempted to run inside were both wounded, police said.

After the shooting, Bennett and Wade ran back to the car and fled, prosecutors said.

Wade admitted to police that he went to the party to act as muscle for his friend, who was going to confront a guy who was “steady eyeballing him,” prosecutors said.

Wade, of the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue, further admitted to firing a gun 15 or 16 times at one of the victims, authorities said.

Michael Wade / Photo from Chicago Police

Michael Wade / Photo from Chicago Police

More than 20 shell casings were recovered, prosecutors said.

Bennett, of the 16900 block of South Jodave Avenue in Hazel Crest, is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing later Thursday.

Judge Maria Kuriakos-Ciesil ordered Wade held without bond Tuesday. He will be back in court Aug. 12.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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