Prosecutors: Dahvie Holmes gave gun to man who fatally shot 16-year-old Camerion Blair

Dahvie Holmes / Photo from Chicago Police
Dahvie Holmes / Photo from Chicago Police

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.

Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Molesky said Dahvie Holmes and Robert Smith went to the 2600 block of East 73rd Street to shoot rival gang members about 5:50 p.m. Sept. 30.

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.

Robert Smith / Photo from Chicago Police

Robert Smith / Photo from Chicago Police

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

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