An 18-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death last week of a man outside his home about a block from the campus of Evanston Township High School, police said.
Matthew A. Dubose has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying about 11 p.m. Sept. 10 of Cardereon Preister, police said in a news release.
The slaying is thought to be in retaliation for a botched exchange of drugs and money for a gun Preister had, police said. Dubose and Preister met several weeks before the shooting to make the exchange, but something went wrong, and that eventually led to Preister's slaying, police said.
Preister was shot as he leaned against a car outside his home in the 1700 block of Leland Avenue, authorities said.
“Somebody fired a single shot which struck him in the upper torso, shoulder area,’’ said Evanston Police Commander Jay Parrott.
Responding officers found Preister lying face down on the street. He was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m.
Preister was on parole for burglary and for delivery of cannabis at the time of his death, Evanston police said last week.
Preister's home is about two blocks from the high school and a block from the school's athletic field.
Dubose, of the 1800 block of Hovland Court in Evanston, is expected to appear in Skokie Branch Court for a bond hearing at 9 a.m. Friday, police said.