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Dominique Parkman

Man accused in slaying was arguing over 2012 murder: prosecutor

SHARE Man accused in slaying was arguing over 2012 murder: prosecutor
SHARE Man accused in slaying was arguing over 2012 murder: prosecutor

When someone was shot and killed over a gold necklace in 2012, several young men blamed each other for the death, Cook County prosecutors say.

The fight grew so bitter that a year later, one of the men, Dominique Parkman, of Blue Island, allegedly gunned down another from the feuding group.

Parkman, 24, was extradited to Chicago this week from Miami for the murder of Jauan Lewis on May 23, 2013.

Lewis had been riding in a car with his friends and his 3-year-old son when he saw Parkman and his friends walking. Lewis had the driver turn around and park in the 11600 block of South Vincennes, Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Cooper said.

Lewis, 22, and his pals got out and started arguing with Parkman and his friends. Lewis and Parkman continued bickering about the 2012 murder as the dispute died down and the others moved away, authorities said.

At some point, Parkman removed a silver gun from his waistband and started shooting at Lewis, who tried to run to the car but was struck in the back by four bullets, Cooper said.

Lewis’ friends ran, taking Lewis’ son to a nearby backyard, Cooper said.

Parkman and his buddies also ran away, Cooper said.

Parkman was ordered held on $2 million bail Wednesday for Lewis’ murder.

Parkman’s mother is a nurse and his father owns a clothing store on the South Side, an assistant public defender said. Parkman used to work at ADT Security and cares for a brother, who was paralyzed in a car accident, the assistant public defender said.

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