Community gathers for slain teen; 3rd suspect charged

The investigation into a teen’s shooting death continues as Chicago police look at cell phone video allegedly recorded at the scene. Meanwhile, the girl’s community gathered Wednesday night to try and make sense of it all.

Three people have been charged in connection with the death of 14-year-old Endia Martin. Police say they aren’t ruling out the possibility of more charges tied to her death. That decision likely hinges on the the video someone captured at the scene 900 block of West Garfield Monday afternoon.

The third defendant was wheeled into court today. 25-year-old Donnell Flora wiped his face as he learned he, too, was charged with first degree murder and held on a $3 million dollars bond.

Flora is accused of supplying his niece with a loaded .38 caliber handgun, the gun used to kill Endia Martin.

Flora himself is a gunshot victim and has been paralyzed since 2010.

Tonight at a vigil in the neighborhood, family, friends and members of the community wept and prayed for an end to the violence that has taken some many of their children too soon.

2 comments

  • michele

    RIP sweetpea…this is such a sad story. This poor innocent girl murdered over a boy. These children and I say that loosely, need to remain as just that. They are growing up way too fast. At 14 I was not concerned with boys. These children should stay focused on school and their teenage years. I’m sure this teenage boy they were fighting over is feeling guilty, regardless if he was aware or involved. I’m sick watching and reading the news and all I see is pure negativity and senseless crimes. As for the uncle who supplied his niece with a gun, your a pathetic degenerate. Supporting crime is horrible…

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