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$2.5M bond for alleged getaway driver in store clerk’s killing

Tremayne Davis / phofrom DuPage County Sheriff's office

Tremayne Davis / photo from DuPage County Sheriff's office

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Updated: February 23, 2014 11:47PM

A Chicago man who allegedly was the getaway driver in an armed robbery that turned deadly last month in northwest suburban Bensenville was ordered held on $2.5 million bond during a Sunday court hearing.

Tremayne Davis, 23, of the 1400 block of North Lotus Avenue, was charged Saturday with one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of obstructing justice, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. He appeared in bond court Sunday morning.

Davis, 20-year-old Kenneth Bardlett and at least one other accomplice encountered clerk Hussein Saghir, 36, outside Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart at 235 W. Irving Park Rd. in Bensenville on Jan. 19 as he was leaving for the evening, prosecutors allege.

Surveillance video showed Saghir and another employee exiting the store when two men confronted them, according to a news release from Bensenville Police. There was a brief struggle, during which one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot Saghir, according to the release. Prosecutors say Davis drove the group off in a car after the shooting.

Saghir, of Chicago, was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Police are seeking a third person who is thought to have fired the shot that killed Saghir, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

Bardlett, a Bellwood resident, was charged on Feb. 11 with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted armed robbery in connection to the shooting, prosecutors said.

Bardlett was ordered held on $2.5 million bond as well, according to the DuPage County Sheriff’s office.

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