Robbins man charged in '12 killing, '11 shooting

Tribune reporter

A Robbins man currently in the Cook County jail on separate charges, was ordered held in lieu of $2 Million bail for a 2012 murder and a separate shooting the year before, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said today.

Antwaan Bryant, 33, appeared in bond court today at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building, after being charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, Dart said in a statement.

Bryant and another person, who has not been identified, are suspected in the fatal shooting of Antown Childs on the morning of June 29, 2012 while Childs was in a parked car in the 13400 block of South Clifton Park Avenue in Robbins, according to an investigation conducted by the Cook County Sheriff’s and Robbins police.

According to the investigation, Bryant pointed a gun into the vehicle’s open passenger side window and demanded money from Childs at about 4:15 a.m.

When Childs tried grabbing the gun from Bryant and began to fight back, Bryant and the other person each shot him with the gun before fleeing on foot.

Bryant has also been charged with an aggravated battery with a firearm charge for a July 30, 2011 shooting at a gas station in the 13500 block of South Kedzie Avenue in Robbins.

In the 2011 shooting, Bryant allegedly got out of his car and approached the victim in his vehicle with a gun at about 3:10 a.m., according to police.

The victim unsuccessfully tried to wrestle the gun away from the offender, and the victim was shot in the back when he tried to run away.

Bryant is currently housed at Cook County Jail on three other unrelated charges: unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, attempted murder, and violation of bail bond.

His next court date is scheduled for May 21 at the Markham courthouse.

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