Bond Denied for Three Charged in Store Shootout

Four men were killed and two others, including a woman, were injured

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011  |  Updated 2:41 PM CDT
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(L to R): Eric O'Neal, Devon Walker and Alfred Spikes shot up an Altgeld-Gardens convenience store, police say.

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Bond was denied Saturday for the three men charged in a Wednesday shootout that left four people dead in a Far South Side Altgeld Gardens store.

Eric O’Neal, 18, of the 600 block of East 133rd Street, Devon Walker, 18, of the 50 block of East 57th Street, and Alfred Spikes, 20, of the 13100 block of South Ellis Avenue, were each charged with four counts of first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, authorities said.

All three are scheduled to appear for preliminary hearings Monday.

The shootout happened during an attempted armed robbery inside The Connect, a department-type store in the 500 block of East 130th Street, police said. At least one of several would-be robbers exchanged gunfire with a security guard, authorities said.

Four men were killed and two others, including a woman, were injured.

Sources said the wild shootout began as a dispute over money; that the store had been buying property off the street, some if it apparently stolen, and then re-selling it at their store.

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