Chicago Police have arrested and charged a sixth man in connection to the September mass shooting in Back of the Yards that shocked the city.
Darren Curtis, 28, of the 5600 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was charged with three counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police said Curtis was arrested Friday, and was identified as participating in the shooting, which wounded 3-year-old Deonta Howard in the face.
Five other men were charged in the weeks following the Sept. 19 shooting, which wounded 13 people during a pickup basketball game at Cornell Square Park.
Curtis drove the shooters to the park, according to assistant state’s attorney Elizabeth Dibler, and later “made admissions” regarding the attack.
Police have identified two gunmen and three others who were accomplices, most of whom face attempted murder and aggravated battery charges.
Investigators believe Tabari Young, 22, was the principal gunman and he was charged Tuesday, McCarty said. Bryon Champ, 21, who was charged a day earlier, was also a shooter, the police superintendent said.
A suspected lookout, Brad Jett, 22, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, have also been charged in connection to the shooting, which is Believed to be retaliation for a previous gang shooting weeks earlier, according to WLS.
Another suspect, David Logan, 22, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and obstructing justice, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Curtis was denied bail Sunday afternoon.