A former Altgeld Gardens resident has been charged with killing another area man during a 2011 brawl between their families that police said was sparked by an insult to the shooter’s mother.
Camari Glover, 20, was ordered held without bail in a hearing today before Criminal Court Judge Laura Sullivan, according to court records. Glover, of Gary, had been identified by witnesses as the man who killed Nicholas Jackson, 29, during the fight involving more than 100 people in the 600 block of East 133rd Street about 10:25 p.m. Sept. 4, 2011, prosecutors said today.
Police said at the time that the shooter had pulled out a handgun and shot Jackson during the brawl that started following an insult to the shooter’s mother. Jackson was shot several times and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The chaos from the brawl made it difficult for emergency vehicles to get to the shooting scene, authorities said at the time.
Video surveillance captured the shooting, and an eyewitness who knew him saw Glover shoot Jackson, prosecutors said. A few days after the shooting, police issued an investigative alert for Glover.
Two other witnesses saw Glover, with a gun in one hand, running from the area, prosecutors said. All three witnesses identified Glover’s photograph from among other photos, and last month, detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest on a murder charge.
Detectives found Glover was living in the 1200 block of 17th Avenue in Gary, and had him arrested, extradited, and placed in custody on the murder charge, after which witnesses identified him in an in-person lineup, according to prosecutors and court records.