Sixth Person Charged In Death of Teen Girl

Floyd Evans is accused of illegally buying the weapon used to kill Endia Martin on Monday

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    Police continue to trace the path of the gun used to shoot 14-year-old Endia Martin.

    The gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood earlier this week passed through the hands of a Streeterville man, police said Thursday night.

    Floyd Evans, of the 200 block of East Ohio Street, was charged with illegally buying the weapon without a valid FOID card, in addition to a parole violation, police said.

    He allegedly bought the gun last year from Robert James, 34, who was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Thursday after being charged with disorderly conduct and selling a firearm without a FOID card. Prosecutors said James’ gun was used in Endia’s murder, but his public defender said it happened without his knowledge.

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    James bought his Smith & Wesson revolver from Chuck’s Gun Shop in February 2012, court records show.

    In November 2013, he sold it to Evans, 43, before filing a false police report saying the gun was stolen from a car, police said.

    The gun was later obtained by Donnell Flora -- the alleged shooter’s uncle -- though police did not specify how the gun was transferred.

    Flora, 25, who uses a wheelchair since he was paralyzed in a shooting in 2010, took a bus to deliver the gun to his niece on Monday, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    He met her in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard where Endia was fatally shot by Flora’s 14-year-old niece, prosecutors said.

    Vandetta Redwood -- the alleged shooter’s aunt -- has been charged with mob action and obstruction of justice related to the shooting death of Martin. Prosecutors said she knew her niece was headed to a confrontation with a gun and didn’t try to stop her. She was ordered her held Thursday in lieu of $25,000 bail.

    A 17-year-old boy had also been charged in connection with the shooting for allegedly hiding the murder weapon, police said. He is charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, as well as two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor reckless damage charge.

    Evans was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

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