Dahvie Holmes / Photo from Chicago Police
BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago
A second man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Camerion Blair last week in the South Shore neighborhood.
Holmes and Smith approached Blair as he talked with another person outside of a building, Molesky said. Smith allegedly fired five shots at Camerion, a purported rival gang member.
Holmes pointed a gun at Camerion and later at the building while the pair fled towards a bus stop, where they boarded a CTA bus, Molesky said.
Camerion, of the 7300 block of South Shore Drive, was shot three times and died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Camerion’s aunt, Lolita Blair, said the teenager was on his way to return a video game when he was shot.
“Camerion gave me a kiss before he left,” Lolita Blair said. “He said ‘Titi, I’ll be right back,’ and fifteen minutes later a close neighbor knocked on my door and told me he was shot.”
Video surveillance shows Holmes and Smith in front of the building and running towards the bus, Molesky said.
After the shooting, Smith gave the gun to Holmes, Molesky said. Police executing an unrelated search warrant at Smith’s home found five spent .380 shell casings and one live round.
One bullet was recovered from Blair’s clothing and another was found in a car down the block, Molesky said.
Holmes was positively identified in photos as the person who gave Smith the gun and pointed the gun at Camerion, Molesky said.
Holmes, 20, of the 7600 block of South Shore Drive, and Smith, 21, of the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue, were each charged with first-degree murder, police said.
On Wednesday, Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Holmes ordered without bond. Smith appeared in court Saturday and is also being held without bond.
— Contributing: Rummana Hussain and Kenny Nguyen