Victor Chatmon | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Victor Chatmonen-usWed, 22 Apr 2015 15:02:54 -0500Prosecutors: Joseph Burdine killed months after being threatened in court<p><img src="" alt="Victor Chatmon / Photo from Chicago Police" width="100%" height="auto" class="size-full wp-image-10961" /><br /> Victor Chatmon / Photo from Chicago Police</p> <p>BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times</p> <p>Just three months after he was threatened in a Cook County courthouse, the survivor of an attempted murder was again targeted, this time fatally, prosecutors said.</p> <p>South Sider <a href="">Joseph Burdine</a>, 24, had survived a shooting in 2010. But when his would-be killer, M.O.B. Gangster Disciple DeAndre Curtis, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in December, Curtis’s family allegedly threatened Burdine for showing up in court.</p> <p>And on March 19, one of Curtis’s pals came for Burdine, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr said in court Wednesday.</p> <p>This time, the gunman didn’t miss.<br /> <span id="more-10960"></span><br /> <a href="">Victor Chatmon</a> — another member of the M.O.B. Gangster Disciples — was ordered held without bond Wednesday for Burdine’s murder.</p> <p>Burdine was walking from Miska’s Liquor store in the late morning when Chatmon gunned him down in the 7900 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Karr said.</p> <p>Two people who lived nearby witnessed the shooting while sitting on their couch, looking out their picture window, Karr said.</p> <p>One witness saw Chatmon on 80th Street, heard a gunshot and saw Chatmon shoot Burdine three to five times, striking him in the back and chest, Karr said.</p> <p>Both witnesses then saw 23-year-old Chatmon run into an alley and through a gangway before crossing Kedzie and running into a parking lot between the liquor store and neighboring day care center, Karr said.</p> <p>Surveillance footage from the liquor store, which captured Burdine, also caught Chatmon running in the area following the shooting, Karr said.<img src="" alt="Joseph Burdine / Photo from DNAinfo Chicago" width="225" height="300" class="size-full wp-image-10965" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Joseph Burdine / Photo from DNAinfo Chicago</p></p> <p>The witnesses from the nearby home identified Chatmon, who was arrested on Monday.</p> <p>Chatmon, of the 9200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, has a 2011 possession of a stolen motor vehicle conviction and five misdemeanors on his record.</p> <p>An electrician, he has two children, including a three-month-old baby, his attorney said.</p> <p>He previously shared an address with Curtis, who was in 2010 charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery for shooting at Burdine, authorities said.</p> <p>When Curtis was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Dec. 9 after pleading guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm, his family and Burdine got into a physical altercation and Curtis’ family threatened Burdine for showing up in court, Karr said.</p> <p>Since that time, Curtis has filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. He is due back in court on April 28.</p> Michael LansuWed, 22 Apr 2015 15:02:54 -0500 BurdineVictor Chatmon