- A Park Manor man who prosecutors say sped away from police before crashing his car Thursday night, killing a teen riding in the back seat, was ordered held today on $1 million bail.
Gabriel E. Johnson, 18, of the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue, faces a felony reckless homicide charge among others in connection to the incident, which took place in the 600 block of West 80th Street and ended in the death of 16-year-old Wally Flex, who was riding in the back seat of the Monte Carlo that Johnson was driving, according to court records.
Dontrell Reese, 20, who prosecutors say was in the car’s passenger seat at the time, faces an unlawful use of a weapon by a felon charge and was ordered held on $100,000 bail today in Cook County Bond Court.
- Reese, of the 7500 block of South Eggleston Avenue, was holding a gun and attempting to climb out of the passenger window as police approached, he said.
Reese dropped the revolver and police recovered it, according to Mack.
Johnson was trapped in the driver’s seat and had to be extracted from the car by the fire department, he said.
A loaded handgun was found in Johnson’s waistband as he was being extracted, Mack said.
Two guns recovered, two in jail, car totaled and one in the morgue. Now that's a good night.