A South Side man on probation for robbery has been charged with murder for acting as a lookout for the person who gunned down a man walking in a Bronzeville neighborhood street on New Year's Day.
Kelvin Jemison was walking with a friend in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue on Jan. 1 when a car with four people inside passed them twice then began following them, according to court documents.
The dusty, black four-door car stopped near Jemison and his friend about 2:45 p.m. Jan. 1 and Clyde Jackson and another backseat passenger exited the car and acted as a lookout for a front seat passenger, who got out of the car and opened fire on the two, according to court documents.
The gunman shot Jemison as he attempted to run away, then stood over him and shot him several more times, according to court documents.
Jemison, 28, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was declared dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Security video captured the murder and Jackson was identified as one of the people acting as a lookout, according to the state's attorney's office.
Jackson, 28, of the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said.
On Friday, Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Jackson held on $1 million bond, said Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.
Jackson was also ordered held without bond for the probation violation, authorities said. He was serving two years probation for aggravated robbery.
The gunman is in custody and charges are pending, according to court documents. The other lookout man has been identified, but is not in custody.
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