Tramian Barnes | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Tramian Barnesen-usThu, 11 Aug 2016 14:24:56 -0500Man out on bond for the 2014 murder of Alex Anderson now also accused of killing Anthony Heatherly in April<p>By RUMMANA HUSSAIN<br /> Chicago SUn-Times<br /> <img src="" alt="Tramian Barnes | Cook County Sheriff&#039;s Dept." width="300" height="239" class="size-medium wp-image-20004" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Tramian Barnes | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.</p><br /> According to Cook County prosecutors, an Oak Park man already facing charges for the drug-related fatal shooting of <a href="">Alex Anderson</a> in 2014 was also involved in the murder of <a href="">Anthony Heatherly</a> while out on bond.</p> <p><a href="">Tramian Barnes</a> shot the 19-year-old Anderson in the stomach after the two had planned to meet for a narcotics transaction in 2014, authorities said.</p> <p>Barnes’ latest victim, the 17-year-old Heatherly, thought he was going to sell Barnes and his cohort, Kenyatta Alexander, marijuana when he was killed April 4.</p> <p>Barnes, 21, was awaiting trial for Anderson’s murder when he shot and ran over Heatherly in the parking lot of Taco Burrito King in the 5500 block of North Harlem, Assistant State’s Attorney Liam Reardon said.</p> <p>Barnes was out of Cook County Jail after posting 10 percent of a $1 million bond Judge Donald Panarese Jr. gave him two years ago, Reardon said.<br /> <span id="more-20001"></span><br /> <img src="" alt="Anthony Heatherly | Facebook" width="225" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-20005" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Anthony Heatherly | Facebook</p></p> <p>That spring afternoon, Barnes and Alexander got into Heatherly’s black Hyundai while Barnes’ girlfriend pulled up next to them in her Nissan, Reardon said.</p> <p>Once inside the Hyundai, Alexander allegedly fired into Heatherly’s chest. Barnes and Alexander then pushed Heatherly out of his car and Barnes got into the driver’s seat and drove off, following his girlfriend in the other car, Reardon said.</p> <p>When Barnes drove away, Heatherly was dragged several feet and run over by his own car, Reardon said.</p> <p>Surveillance cameras captured the incident, and a witness identified Barnes and Alexander as the pair who got into Heatherly’s Hyundai, Reardon said.</p> <p>After leaving the parking lot, Barnes, Alexander and Barnes’ girlfriend stopped a few blocks away, where the girlfriend had parked another car, Reardon said.</p> <p>Barnes told the woman to go home and wait for them to call, Reardon said.</p> <p>The pair ended up calling from Maywood, where the girlfriend drove and picked them up in an alley, Reardon said.</p> <p>Heatherly’s black Hyundai was in the alley, Reardon said.</p> <p>Barnes and Alexander got into Barnes’ girlfriend’s car and were taken to a friend’s apartment in Melrose Park, Reardon said.</p> <p>But Barnes and Alexander allegedly told others what they had done. And Alexander made admissions when he was arrested earlier this week, Reardon said.</p> <p>Cellphone records also show that Barnes and his girlfriend were at key locations tied to Heatherly’s murder, Reardon said. And a witness said he saw Alexander, 39, with the gun before the shooting.</p> <p>Police have since recovered the license plate Barnes’ girlfriend had on her Nissan, Reardon said.<br /> <img src="" alt="Alex Anderson | Facebook" width="225" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-20006" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Alex Anderson | Facebook</p><br /> Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Barnes held without bond Wednesday on new charges of murder, armed robbery and vehicular hijacking.</p> <p>Alexander was not in court because he was hospitalized after drinking bleach, a police officer told the judge.</p> <p>When Anderson was shot, police said he told officers, “Tre shot me,”</p> <p>Barnes, then living in Joliet, fled to Georgia before being arrested for Anderson’s murder.</p> Jeff MayesThu, 11 Aug 2016 14:24:56 -0500 AndersonAnthony HeatherlyTramian BarnesPHOTO ESSAY: Winter memorials mark the deaths of Chicago murder victims<img src="" alt="Eric Woods" width="300" height="296" class="aligncenter center size-medium wp-image-5150" /> <p>BY CHASE DIFELICIANTONIO<br /> Homicide Watch Chicago</p> <p>A balloon sways in the wind. An empty liquor bottle rests on the pavement. Flowers wilt in the January snow. These are the memorials for some of Chicago's murder victims.</p> <p>The memorials are temporary places where grieving family and friends can share words and photos to celebrate the victim's life.</p> <p>Some memorials are erected at the scene of a crime, while others are built outside the victim's home, but all are reminders of lives taken by violence.<br /> <span id="more-5054"></span><br /> <strong><a href="">Alex Anderson</a></strong></p> <p><a href="">Tramian Barnes</a> allegedly fatally shot 19-year-old Alex Anderson in January in the Portage Park neighborhood. After being shot, <a href="">Anderson stumbled home and said, “Tre Shot me.”</a> Anderson died the next day and became the 15th homicide victim of 2014. </p> <p><img src="" alt="Alex Anderson" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5130" /><br /> Photo from Alex Anderson memorial / Photo by Chase DiFeliciantonio</p> <p>A memorial for Anderson featuring candles and liquor bottles was created near a snowy sidewalk outside his home. </p> <p><img src="" alt="Alex Anderson" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5132" /></p> <p><img src="" alt="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5133" /><br /> Photos from Alex Anderson memorial / Photo by Chase DiFeliciantonio</p> <p><strong><a href="">Ronald Hayes</a><br /> </strong></p> <p>Ronald Hayes, 17, was fatally shot in February <a href="">while shoveling snow by his Near West Side home</a>, family said. His mother, Cathy Booker, wore her son's Banner West Academy school ID around her neck as she recalled his love for basketball and his teenage appetite for tacos and Italian beef.</p> <p><img src="" alt="Ronald Hayes" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5134" /><br /> Booker shows Hayes' school ID / Photo by Chase DiFeliciantonio</p> <p>Hayes’ memorial was created where he was gunned down and featured stuffed animals and flowers struggling to survive in the February snow. A single blue balloon swayed silhouetted against the sky -- an exclamation point marking the city’s 31st homicide of 2014.</p> <p><img src="" alt="Ronald Hayes" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5135" /></p> <p><img src="" alt="Ronald Hayes" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5136" /><br /> Photos from Ronald memorial / Photo by Chase DiFeliciantonio</p> <p><strong><a href="">Javan Boyd</a></strong></p> <p>Javan Boyd, 28, was <a href="">working his night job as a livery driver</a> when at least two gunmen fatally shot him just blocks from U.S. Cellular Field in February. His aunt, Trina Boyd, said he was a hard working man who loved to play basketball and spend time with his 11-year-old daughter. </p> <p><img src="" alt="Javan Boyd" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5138" /></p> <p>The memorials often look colorful from a distance, but up close nicknames and expressions of love are written in black ink on a blank white board.</p> <p><img src="" alt="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5139" /></p> <p><img src="" alt="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5141" /></p> <p><img src="" alt="Javan Boyd" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5142" /><br /> Photos from Javan Boyd memorial / Photo by Chase DiFeliciantonio</p> <p><strong><a href="">Eric Woods</a><br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="">Alexander Scott</a> allegedly fatally shot 25-year-old Eric Woods <a href="">at his West Garfield Park home in late February during a domestic dispute</a>. </p> <p><img src="" alt="EricWoods1" width="100%" height="auto" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-5579" /><br /> Eric Woods / Family Photo</p> <p>Mourners stood in front of the home and wrote “forever you live thru” and “you live through us” on a message board posted outside. A trail of blood spattered the stairs and sidewalk in front of the home and red roses had been scattered across the scene.</p> <p><img src="" alt="Eric Woods" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5148" /></p> <p><img src="" alt="Eric Woods" width="100%" height="auto" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-5146" /><br /> Photos from Eric Woods memorial / Photo by Chase DiFeliciantonio</p> Chase DiFeliciantonioWed, 30 Apr 2014 16:30:44 -0500 AndersonJavan BoydRonald HayesEric WoodsTramian BarnesDevon McCauleyUPDATE: Tramian Barnes held on $1M bond for alleged Portage Park murder of Alex Anderson<p><img src="" alt="Tramian Barnes / Photo from Chicago Police" width="100%" height="auto" class="size-full wp-image-4243" /><br /> Tramian Barnes / Photo from Chicago Police</p> <p>BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times</p> <p>A Joliet teenager was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bond Wednesday for allegedly shooting another man to death last month in the Portage Park neighborhood.</p> <p><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Alex Anderson</a> knew his killer and told police, witnesses and his girlfriend that <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Tramian Barnes</a> shot him twice while he was sitting in Barnes’ car on Jan. 20, Cook County prosecutors said.<br /> <span id="more-4242"></span><br /> “Tre shot me,” Anderson allegedly said.</p> <p>Moments before, a friend saw 19-year-old Anderson go into an alley in the 4300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.</p> <p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>When Anderson didn’t return, the friend texted him, but he didn’t answer.</p> <p>Minutes later, Anderson turned up at his home in the 5000 block of West Cullom Avenue holding his bleeding abdomen, prosecutors said.</p> <p>A witness gave Anderson a towel, which he pressed against his chest.<img src="" alt="Alex Anderson / Memorial Photo" width="125" height="150" class="size-full wp-image-4244" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Alex Anderson / Memorial Photo</p></p> <p>Anderson, worried he was going to die, started panicking and told the authorities and his friends that Barnes had shot him, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Anderson later died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen and arm.</p> <p>Prosecutors said police recovered a .22 and .32 caliber gun from 18-year-old Barnes’ residence. Those weapons are still being processed.</p> <p>Barnes’ cell phone records show that he was in the vicinity of Milwaukee and Cullom avenues when Anderson was shot, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Barnes, who was recently in Georgia where he had family, was recently brought to Chicago to face murder charges.</p> Michael LansuWed, 12 Feb 2014 00:39:44 -0600 AndersonTramian Barnes