Two more men charged with fatal shooting over clothes

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Quentine Bradley | Chicago Police

Two more men have been charged in connection with a shooting that began as an argument between two girls over clothesand ended with a man dead in Back of the Yards in August.

Quan Evans, 26, and Quentine Bradley, 29, are each charged with first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police. Robert Nathaniel, 25, was already charged with murder and appeared in court Monday.

The argument between the two girls happened Aug. 26, according to prosecutors. A short time later, several adults gathered at a liquor store at 51st and May streets in Back of the Yards to talk to Bradley and try to quash the bad blood between the two parties, prosecutors said. Bradley worked at the store.

The conversation between Bradley and the group did not resolve tensionsand the group left the store, prosecutors said. As they walked away, Nathaniel ran into the north alley of 51st and fired one shot at them. They ran away, and Nathaniel returned to the store.

Evans and Bradley, who are brothers, left the store in Evans’s car, prosecutors said. A short time later, they returned to the liquor store with a firearm andgave it to Nathaniel. The exchange was caught on video surveillance.

Nathanielthenfired four shots at thegroup of three people near the liquor store,who had returned to the alley after their confrontation with Bradley at the liquor store, prosecutors said.

One of the bullets struck 24-year-old John Short, of the 5600 block of south Wood Street, in the lower back, killing him, authorities said.

Evidence against Nathaniel, who was charged with first-degree murder, includes video surveillance footage and witnesses who identified Nathaniel weeks after the shooting, prosecutors said.

Evans, of the 8400 block of South Winchester, was ordered held on a $800,000 bond and Bradley, of the 5000 block of South May, was ordered held on a $700,000 bond Tuesday by Judge Laura Sullivan.

Nathaniel, of the 1100 block of West 50th Street, was previously ordered held on a $1 million bond in court Sunday.

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Quan Evans | Chicago Police

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