Damon Rogers | Homicide Watch Chicagohttp://homicides.suntimes.com/suspects/damon-rogers/Latest news about Damon Rogersen-usFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:01:27 -0600Damon Rogers charged with fatal shooting of Maurice McKnight in what prosecutors call gang disputehttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2016/12/23/damon-rogers-charged-with-fatal-shooting-of-maurice-mcknight-in-what-prosecutors-call-gang-dispute/<p>By RUMMANA HUSSAIN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times<br /> <img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/chicago/files/2016/12/damonrogers-300x225-300x225.jpg" alt="Damon Rogers | Cook County Sheriff&#039;s Dept." width="300" height="225" class="size-medium wp-image-23140" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Damon Rogers | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.</p><br /> A reputed gang member was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly killing <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/maurice-mcknight/">Maurice “Dough Boy” McKnight</a> and shooting at his two cousins outside the Altgeld Gardens apartment complex.</p> <p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/suspects/damon-rogers/">Damon Rogers</a> killed McKnight on Sept. 19 in the 13000 block of South Langley, Cook County prosecutors said.</p> <p>One of McKnight’s cousins, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the chest, but survived, Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Estrada said. McKnight’s other cousin, a 24-year-old man, wasn’t injured.</p> <p>Rogers, who went to Las Vegas after the shooting, was extradited to Chicago this week and admitted his role in the shootings, Estrada said.</p> <p>The three victims were Gangster Disciples, while Rogers is a Mickey Cobra, Estrada said.<br /> <span id="more-23137"></span><br /> <img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/chicago/files/2016/12/cbf69d69d15e33df891baf03e71314eb-225x300.jpg" alt="Maurice McKnight | Facebook" width="225" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-23141" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Maurice McKnight | Facebook</p></p> <p>The morning of McKnight’s murder, his 24-year-old cousin went upstairs in an apartment and saw Rogers with another man. The 24-year-old didn’t say anything and went back outside to rejoin his brother and McKnight, 26, Estrada said.</p> <p>The man who was with Rogers eventually came outside and a discussion started about McKnight, Estrada said. Then Rogers came out wearing a red sweatshirt and armed with a handgun, Estrada said.</p> <p>The victims tried to defuse the situation and said they didn’t want trouble. Rogers’ companion then made a “gang-related comment” about a dead Black Disciple, Estrada said. Right after, Rogers allegedly shot McKnight.</p> <p>Rogers went on to shoot McKnight’s 20-year-old cousin and then aimed at the 24-year-old, Estrada said.</p> <p>Rogers also shot at McKnight several more times while he was on the ground, Estrada said.</p> <p>He ran off, but surveillance cameras captured him taking off his sweatshirt and throwing it under a nearby car, Estrada said.</p> <p>Police recovered five .45-caliber casings as well as a .45-caliber handgun from a nearby apartment awning, Estrada said.</p> <p>Multiple witnesses identified Rogers as the shooter, Estrada said.</p> <p>Rogers, 24, of the 7100 block of South Champlain, was charged with murder and attempted murder.</p> <p>While he was ordered held without bond for that deadly incident, Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. on Thursday also ordered Rogers held on $2 million for an armed robbery that took place 13 days before the fatal shooting.</p> <p>In that incident on Sept. 6, Rogers and two others robbed the Happy Grocery and Dollar Store at 1065 Granville, Estrada said.</p> Jeff MayesFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:01:27 -0600http://homicides.suntimes.com/2016/12/23/damon-rogers-charged-with-fatal-shooting-of-maurice-mcknight-in-what-prosecutors-call-gang-dispute/Maurice McKnightDamon Rogers