A Harvey man sought for almost a year in connection with a 2011 slaying in the south suburb has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the killing, authorities said.
Michael E. Brock, 25, was charged in the Nov. 19, 2011 slaying of Andre Reynolds, 19, who was shot after a fight involving several people outside a Harvey business, according to Harvey Police spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado and court records.
Reynolds, of the 14400 block of Ashland Avenue in Harvey, was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. that day at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Police had been dispatched to a business near 154th Street and Park Avenue early that day because of a shooting, Alvarado said in an email. Police found the victim shot, and learned he had been in a fight with several people when Brock came out of the business and shot him.
Witnesses identified Brock and Harvey investigators “made several attempts to locate the suspect in Harvey and Calumet City with negative results,” then on May 15, 2013, obtained a murder warrant for Brock, Alvarado said.
Brock, of the first block of West 148th Place in Harvey, was arrested Friday night after the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Cook County Sheriff’s warrant unit found him hiding in the trunk of a Chevy Tahoe in the 500 block of Torrence Avenue in Calumet City, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
The $5 million bail attached to the homicide warrant was allowed to stand in a hearing today before Markham District Court Judge Marjorie Laws, according to court records. Brock also was wanted in connection with a shooting in Dolton and other cases, according to police and court records.
Brock is scheduled to be back in court on May 15, according to court records.