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A fourth man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 73 year old Chicago man who was killed during a gang retaliation.
Malcolm X. Terry, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the October 2012 shooting death of William Thomas. Three other men were already charged earlier this month. Aramis McKinzie, 18, Garlin Minor, 19, and Akeem L. Simmons, 20, were charged with first-degree murder and appeared in court at the beginning of March.
There is also a fifth suspect who hasn’t been charged yet, according to prosecutors.
Police say Thomas died after being shot near his home on the evening of October 12th, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Prosecutors believe that Thomas’ death was the result of a rivalry between the Mall Town and Murder Town gangs. Thomas died from several gunshots to the head.
Terry claims that he was only serving as a lookout when Thomas was shot, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Pontrelli.
One of the teens, Simmons, has already admitted to prosecutors that he and the other perpetrators were in rival gang territory to retaliate against the gang. Somehow the elderly man got caught in the crossfire.
Terry was picked out of a lineup. McKinzie and Simmons had their bail set at $4 million, while Minor’s bail was set at $3 million.