NW Indiana man charged with 2013 slayings of Martellis Griffis and William Aikens in Roseland

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Rickey Winfield | Chicago Police

Rickey Winfield | Chicago Police

A northwest Indiana man wanted in connection with the 2013 slayings of Martellis Griffis and William Aikens in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood has been arrested.

Rickey Winfield, 22, is charged with murder in connection with the Oct. 16, 2013, shooting in the 10500 block of South Lafayette, according to Chicago Police and court records.

The shooting killed Griffis, 22, outside his home about 3:20 p.m., police said at the time. He died at the scene.

Authorities said the 18-year-old Aikens, of the 1700 block of North Lotus, was also wounded in the shooting. Aikens ran to a vacant lot in the 10500 block of South Perry Street, where he collapsed and died.

A warrant for Winfield’s arrest carrying a $1 million bond was issued in May, court records show. At a hearing Sunday, Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered that bond amount would stand.

Winfield, of the 3400 block of East Guthrie in East Chicago, Ind., is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Aug. 21, according to court records.

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