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$1M bond for man charged in fatal shooting of teen in South Deering

Aries Sanders / phofrom Chicago Police

Aries Sanders / photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: July 27, 2013 3:52PM

A U.S. Postal Service employee was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Saturday for allegedly gunning down a teenage boy at a CHA complex on the Far South Side earlier this month.

Joseph Brewer, 16, suffered eight gunshot wounds to his legs and back in the July 14 attack in the 10500 block of South Oglesby Avenue, according to court records.

Surveillance cameras captured Aries Thayre Sanders and another person following Brewer through the Trumball Park CHA complex before the murder, Cook County prosecutors said

Sanders had a gun case in his hand as he and the other person walked up a set of stairs, prosecutors said. Then, surveillance cameras allegedly caught the other man carrying a large gun in his hand, partially covered by a shirt. Seconds later, Sanders’ cohort is seen on camera firing at Brewer, prosecutors said.

Brewer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Sanders, of the 6400 block of South Stony Island, and the other person then fled in the car they arrived in, prosecutors said. But once they were in vehicle, Chicago Police officers arrived on the scene and removed the two from the car.

The officers recovered a gun case containing a high-capacity clip with 21 live 9mm rounds in the trunk, authorities said.

Sanders, a U.S. Postal Service employee, was arrested at his workplace on Friday, according to his arrest report.

It was unclear why Sanders wasn’t arrested the day of the murder or if the other offender was charged.

Contributing: James Scalzitti

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