A South Side man has been charged in last month's slaying of a Fernwood man outside of his home, authorities said.
Devonta Williams, 19, has been charged with murder in the slaying of Michael Kizer, 34, of the first block of West 107th Street, on May 29, police said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Donald Panarese ordered Williams held in lieu of $150,000 bail in a bond hearing today, Cook County state's attorney's office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon said.
Kizer was in front of his house, leaning on a car with another person, when Williams and another attacker ran up and Williams fired several shots at Kizer and the other person, Gordon said. Kizer was hit in the forearm, chest and buttocks, she said.
Kizer was declared dead at 3:11 p.m. May 29 at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
A man who lived near the scene of the shooting said he was in his bedroom watching a baseball game on television when he heard four shots. The man went outside and saw Kizer on the ground next to his car in the driveway of a nearby house, bleeding from the chest.
The dead man’s stepmother and two brothers came to the scene soon after the killing. A young girl was seen weeping a few yards away as detectives pored over evidence inside the crime scene tape. The victim's brothers paced up and down 107th Street.
Kizer was among five people shot to death on May 29 in Chicago.
Williams, of the 5300 block of South Bishop Street, was identified by the other person who had been fired upon, Gordon said. Williams was identifed in both a photo lienup and an in-person lineup, Gordon said.
Williams is due back in court on July 17, Gordon said.