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Alleged gang member held on $1 million bail in weekend shooting of 16-year-old girl

Updated: June 20, 2012 3:08PM



A purported teenage gang member was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl.

When Antuan Joiner fired several times toward Shakaki Asphy in the 2000 block of West 70th Place Saturday night, he also shot a wheelchair-bound 18-year-old in the leg, assistant Cook County State’s attorney Jamie Santini said.

Shakaki and a 17-year-old boy were sitting on the porch of an abandoned home when Joiner, 16, emerged from a gangway armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, Santini said.

Shakaki was shot at least two times in her abdomen, according to a police report.

Her 17-year-old friend was able to shield himself behind a concrete wall before he ran across the street as Joiner kept shooting at him, Santini said.

The victim in the wheelchair was at the bottom of the porch’s steps when he was wounded.

Both male victims, who know Joiner, described him, his weapon and clothing to police, Santini said.

Other witnesses also saw two males go into an abandoned house two blocks away from the murder scene, prosecutors said.

Inside, Santini said, police later found a 9mm handgun, the clothes Joiner wore at the time of the shooting and seven discarded shell casings.

Joiner, a Dunbar High School student, is a member of the Gangster Disciples, according to a police report.

Shakaki went to William R. Harper High School and loved playing basketball and the drums, her aunt said Wednesday.

She had no ties to gangs, relatives said.



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