Two charged in deadly 2019 shoot­ing in East Garfield Park

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY MATTHEW HEN­DRICK­SON, STAFF RE­PORTER mhen­drick­son@sun­times.com | @MHen­drick­sonCST

Two men were or­dered held with­out bail Thurs­day for their al­leged roles in a 2019 shoot­ing that left two peo­ple dead and an­other wounded in East Garfield Park.

LaDar­ius Howard and Cor­nelius Valen­tine ex­ited a stolen white Honda Ac­cord on the morn­ing of April 10, 2019 and opened fire at a group of peo­ple stand­ing at a cor­ner in the 600 block of North St. Louis Av­enue, Cook County pros­e­cu­tors said.

Is­mael Moore, 19, who was with the group on the cor­ner, was im­me­di­ately shot and fell to the ground, pros­e­cu­tors said. A third un­charged gun­man walked up to Moore and shot him sev­eral more times.

A 29-year-old man was also stuck in the leg in the hail of gun­fire, but was able to es­cape.

Ter­rell Hag­gins, 17, and his 18-year-old old brother ran but were pur­sued by the shoot­ers, who even­tu­ally caught up with the younger man when he be­came trapped in a small side yard in the 3400 block of West Ohio Street.

Valen­tine shot the boy re­peat­edly in the face, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Hag­gins’ older brother got away.

The Honda was re­cov­ered later that day and two cell­phones were found in the back seat. One of the phones be­longed to the al­leged get­away driver and in­cluded video of the co-de­fen­dants be­fore the shoot­ing, pros­e­cu­tors said.

De­tec­tives also used Face­book Mes­sen­ger records to iden­tity those in­volved in the shoot­ing, in­clud­ing un­cov­er­ing ad­di­tional video of the shoot­ers rid­ing in the Honda and hold­ing the weapons used in the at­tack, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Howard, 19, and Valen­tine, 18, were taken into cus­tody Tues­day and charged with first­de­gree mur­der, at­tempted mur­der and ag­gra­vated bat­tery with a firearm.

Both men have ex­ten­sive crim­i­nal back­grounds as ju­ve­niles, pros­e­cu­tors said.

The pair are ex­pected back in court on Aug. 25.

Cor­nelius Valen­tine CHICAGO PO­LICE

LaDar­ius Howard CHICAGO PO­LICE

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