Tyrell Birmingham | Homicide Watch Chicagohttp://homicides.suntimes.com/suspects/tyrell-birmingham/Latest news about Tyrell Birminghamen-usSat, 23 Aug 2014 13:00:31 -0500Tyrell Birmingham charged with murder in Austin shooting death of Damion Bryanthttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/08/23/tyrell-birmingham-charged-with-murder-in-austin-shooting-death-of-damion-bryant/<img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/chicago/files/2014/08/TyrellBirmingham-300x225.jpg" alt="Tyrell Birmingham / Photo from Cook County Sheriff&#039;s office" width="300" height="225" class="size-medium wp-image-7790" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Tyrell Birmingham / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office</p> <p>BY MICHAEL LANSU<br /> Homicide Watch Chicago Editor</p> <p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/suspects/tyrell-birmingham/">Tyrell Birmingham</a> was denied bond Saturday for allegedly opening fire on a group of people gathered on an Austin neighborhood porch -- killing <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/damion-bryant/">Damion Bryant</a> last month on the West Side.</p> <p>Bryant was socializing on a front porch of a home in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street when Birmingham drove past and opened fire on the group about 8 p.m. July 11, authorities said.</p> <p>Birmingham's brother had an ongoing drug-related dispute with a 37-year-old man on the porch, prosecutors said.<br /> <span id="more-7789"></span><br /> <iframe src="http://homicides.suntimes.com/api/v1/homicides/647.html" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>Birmingham, 27, was the only person in the vehicle, which he drove slowly down the street then opened fire out the window with a semi-automatic handgun, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Bryant, 32, who lived on the block, was struck in the head and died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.</p> <p>Rev. Joe Davis described Bryant as a family man with several children who had a close relationship with his mother and sisters. <a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/07/30/friend-damion-bryant-took-care-of-a-lot-of-people/">He also owned several stores in the neighborhood and would help young people find work</a>, Davis said.</p> <p>"Everybody looked up to him," Bryant's friend, Deangelo Henderson, said. "All the young guys including myself looked up to him."</p> <p>The 37-year-old man, a 41-year-old man and a 30-year-old old woman were also wounded, authorities said. A 37-year-old man was also hospitalized with a broken foot, police said.</p> <p>After the shooting, Birmingham attempted to drive away but was blocked by a vehicle in front of him, prosecutors said. Birmingham allegedly struck that vehicle multiple times to make good on his escape.</p> <p>Multiple people identified Birmingham as the shooter and he was Aug. 21. On Saturday, Judge Laura Sullivan ordered him held without bond.</p> <p>Birmingham will be back in court Sept. 11.</p> Michael LansuSat, 23 Aug 2014 13:00:31 -0500http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/08/23/tyrell-birmingham-charged-with-murder-in-austin-shooting-death-of-damion-bryant/Damion BryantTyrell Birmingham