By Liam Ford
8:38 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
Two West Side men have been charged in the 2012 slaying of another Chicago man in Oak Park, authorities said.
Tjuan English, 22, and Leon Robinson, 30, are each charged with murder in the June 12, 2012 slaying of Ramen S. Griffin, 25, in Oak Park on Austin Boulevard near Chicago Avenue, according to a release from Oak Park police. English is alleged to have fired as many as a dozen shots, hitting Griffin several times.
English, who is accused of firing the shots that killed Griffin, and Robinson, accused of helping English in the slaying, were both ordered held without bail in a hearing before Maybrook Branch Court Judge Kristyna Ryan this morning, according to court records.
Police responded to a call of a person shot about 6:30 a.m. June 16 and found Griffin, of the 600 block of North Austin Boulevard in the city, lying in the street with several gunshot wounds, police said. Oak Park paramedics declared Griffin dead on the scene.
Police, with the help of Area North detectives, Austin District officers and the FBI’s Regional Computer Forensics, were able to find out that English had shot Griffin because of an earlier fight between them, according to police, who did not specify what the fight was about.
English, of the 5900 block of West Walton Street, and Robinson, of the 4900 block of West Walton, were arrested on Monday, according to court records. They were scheduled to appear again before Ryan on Friday.
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