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Hundreds packed South Side church for Endia Martin's funeral



    Hundreds packed a South Side church on Monday to mourn the death of a 14-year-old girl fatally shot in the back last week. Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

    Hundreds of friends and family, including a famous Chicago NBA star, packed a South Side church Monday morning to remember a 14-year-old girl who was fatally shot last week over an alleged dispute on Facebook.

    Endia Martin was struck in the back in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard last Monday, police said, and pronounced dead at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Another teen was shot in the arm and is expected to fully recover.

    Martin's funeral was held at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Temple in Chicago. Among those who attended was the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose. He made a brief appearance at the funeral and was said to be "very upset right now."

    Six people have since been charged in connection with the shooting, including a 14-year-old girl, whose name was not released, who is accused of pulling the trigger.

    Police and prosecutors say the dispute between the two girls started over a boy and was fueled by comments on Facebook.

    "How long have boys fought over girls and girls fought over boys," Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said after the shooting, "but you introduce a firearm and now you have a murder."

    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.

    Evans 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.

    Two More Charged in Connection With 14-Year-Old's Shooting Death

    [CHI] Two More Charged in Connection With 14-Year-Old's Shooting Death
    One person was killed and 10 others injured in a violent 24 hours in Chicago. That comes as the investigation continues in the shooting death of 14-year-old Endia Martin and police release new crime statistics. NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford reports for the NBC 5 NEWS at NOON on May 1, 2014.
    (Published Thursday, May 1, 2014)

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

    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.

    Uncle Charged With Supplying Murder Weapon

    [CHI] Uncle Charged With Supplying Murder Weapon
    Donnell Flora, 25, is accused of giving his niece the gun that was used to kill Endia Martin earlier this week. NBC Chicago's Lauren Petty reports for the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY on April 30, 2014.
    (Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014)

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