By RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Emmanuel Harvey, who was working at an Oral-B toothbrush factory, was recently arrested in Iowa for the May 14 murder of the 29-year-old Randolph.
Garland Benson, 26, was ordered held without bail in July, also charged in the deadly shooting in the 6400 block of South Damen.
The day before Randolph was killed, Benson accused another person of cheating during a dice game, prompting Harvey to hit the other player with a shovel several times, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said in court Tuesday.
That person suffered a broken wrist. The dispute ended for the day, but Benson and Harvey weren’t done, Santini said.
The pair and several others went to the home of the person Benson accused of cheating the next night, Santini said. Benson and Harvey also had some of their friends following in a van.
Several people were on the porch, including the grandmother and mother of Benson and Harvey’s rival, Santini said. The rival was friends with Randolph, who tried to stop the confrontation by approaching the men with a golf club.
That was when Benson and Harvey opened fire, Santini said. Soon, two others who were with Benson and Harvey joined their friends and started shooting toward the group of people at the home.
Randolph was shot twice in the head and once in the leg before the offenders ran from the scene, where police recovered 24 shell casings, Santini said.
Several witnesses identified Benson and Harvey as Randolph’s killer, Santini said.
Harvey, 23, is a graduate of City High School in Iowa City and takes classes at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Assistant Pubic Defender Julie Koehler said.
Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. called Harvey, who is listed in court documents as living in Dubuque, “dangerous.”