Third man charged with 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Demond Avant in Austin

A third man has been charged with the shooting death of 17-year-old Demond Avant in the West Side Austin neighborhood about a year and a half ago.

Tyren Reese | Chicago Police

Tyren Reese | Chicago Police

Tyren Reese, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Avant on Dec. 3, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

About 9:25 p.m. that day, Avant was standing on the sidewalk in the 600 block of North Mayfield when someone got out of a nearby van and opened fire, striking him in the head, police said at the time.

Avant, of the 1000 block of North Monitor, was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m., authorities said.

Reese was arrested Monday afternoon in the 4000 block of West Polk, police said.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Reese held on a $1 million in bond court Wednesday. He is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1.

Kenyon Jones, left, and Paris Jones | Chicago Police

Kenyon Jones, left, and Paris Jones | Chicago Police

Two other men, 27-year-old Paris Jones and 36-year-old Kenyon Jones, were charged with Avant’s murder in the days following the shooting. Both are next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 9.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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