Markeus Brown | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Markeus Brownen-usTue, 10 Sep 2013 13:48:48 -0500Prosecutors: West Side teen charged with murder shot two, killing one, when victims wouldn't declare gang affiliation<p>A West Side man was charged with murder Monday for allegedly shooting two people standing in front of an Austin apartment building when they would not acknowledge gang membership, authorities said.<a href="" ><img src="" alt="Markeas Brown" width="170" height="252" class="alignright size-full wp-image-2174" /></a><br /> Markeas Brown, 18, and an acquaintance rode bicycles up to a pair of 18-year-old men standing on the street in the 0-99 block of South Parkside Avenue and demanded they acknowledge their gang membership about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 17, according to court documents.<br /> The cyclists then opened fire on the men -- Brown from less than five feet away, according to court documents. The men ran towards an alley, where Daquan Boyd collapsed and died, authorities said. The shooting was captured on video surveillance. <span id="more-2173"></span><br /> Boyd, who lived on the block, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy determined Boyd died of a gunshot wound to the back and the death was ruled a homicide.<br /> The other man was shot once in the leg and twice in the side, according to court documents. Police initially said he was hospitalized in “stable” condition.<br /> The surviving man recognized Brown and told police his nickname, according to court documents. A witness identified Brown in a photo array and physical lineup.<br /> Officers arrested Brown, of the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place, on Monday and gave a videotaped confession, police said. He was charged with murder and attempted murder, and Judge Israel A. Desierto ordered Brown held on $1.5 million bond Tuesday.<br /> Brown was on juvenile parole and supervision, according to court documents. He has also previously been found guilty of residential burglary.<br /> The second man is not in custody, police said.</p> Sun-Times Media WireTue, 10 Sep 2013 13:48:48 -0500 BoydMarkeus Brown