Slain former CPS hoops star’s brother charged with making threats
BY HUNTER CLAUSS Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org July 28, 2012 8:38PM
Brian Haynes, 21, appeared in bond court Saturday and faces four counts of home invasion with the discharge of a firearm. / Chicago Police.
Updated: July 29, 2012 9:54AM
On the night that former Chicago Public Schools basketball star Michael Haynes was gunned down, his younger brother allegedly threatened to shoot four people, according to police.
Brian Haynes, 21, appeared in bond court Saturday and faces four counts of home invasion with the discharge of a firearm, Chicago Police said Saturday.
A Cook County judge ordered Haynes held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
Haynes allegedly threatened to shoot the four people in the 1116th block of South Vincennes at 10:34 p.m., about six hours after his brother was pronounced dead, police said.
Police spokesman Veejay Zala could not say whether the two incidents were related.
Michael Haynes, 22, was killed Thursday while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home, said his cousin, Kandice Blouin, 25.
Police said Haynes was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back at 5:10 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes. A cousin dropped him off at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island. He was declared dead at 6:25 p.m., authorities said.
Blouin said several men were shoving each other when Michael Haynes pushed the shooter, who pulled out a gun and shot him.
Haynes’ basketball career involved a number of destinations. In May he committed to Iona College in New York and it looked like his dream of playing Division I basketball was finally coming true.
“He was an innocent victim, very loved by everybody,” Blouin said. “He was our meal ticket. He was going to heal this hood and they took his life.”
As a freshman in high school, he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds at Corliss High School. Sophomore year, he teamed with Deandre Liggins at Washington and led the Minutemen to the city championship game at the United Center, where they lost to Simeon and Derrick Rose.