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Man held on $750,000 bond in death of boy, 13

A purported gang member was ordered held in lieu $750,000 bail Tuesday for his alleged role in the murder of a 13-year-old boy over the summer.

Tyquan Tyler died after being shot in the chest around 1:30 a.m. on June 24 in an alley in the 6200 block of South Rhodes.

Dewayne Chester had been fighting with a rival gang and was seen entering an alley with his alleged co-offender, Nasean Flowers, assistant Cook County state’s attorney Jennifer Sexton said.

Flowers, the gunman, shot in the direction of Tyquan and others, injuring Tyquan, Sexton said.

After the shooting, Chester and Flowers were allegedly seen running from the scene.

Chester later admitted he was in the alley with Flowers and had discussed with Flowers where Flowers should shoot from before the gunfire erupted, Sexton said.

A source said it wasn’t believed that Tyquan was in a gang but he was socializing with gang members when he was gunned down.

Flowers, 23, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail last week.

Chester, 20, has a pending aggravated unlawful use of a weapon case.

He also has previous convictions for domestic battery and criminal trespass to land.



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