Michael Haynes, 22, had committed to playing Division 1 college basketball for the Iona Gaels this fall. He was killed Thursday night in a shooting reportedly stemming from an argument about a necklace. Sharon Wright reports.
A Chicago man charged in the shooting death of a standout basketball star was ordered held without bond Thursday at his bond hearing.
Cinque Lee, 20, of South Vincennes Avenue, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder of 22-year-old former basketball star Michael Haynes.
Lee was arrested earlier Tuesday after being identified by witnesses as the person who shot Haynes.
Lee, Haynes and the witnesses were all longtime friends prosecutors said Thursday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Haynes, a forward from Chicago's Washington High School and Fenger Academy, recently signed on to attend Iona College in New York for the 2012-13 school year.
Police said Haynes was gunned down around 5:10 p.m. last Thursday near his home in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Morgan Park neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side.
He apparently was trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace when someone pulled out a gun. Police said Haynes was struck Thursday in the chest, wrist and lower back. He was pronounced dead about an hour after the shooting.
Haynes' brother, 21-year-old Brian, was arrested later that night and charged with four counts of home invasion with the discharge of a firearm for allegedly threatening to shoot four people six hours after his brother was killed.
It's not clear whether Brian Haynes was looking for the shooter in his brother's murder. He was being held on $250,000 bail.