A Chicago man was ordered held on $2 million bail Thursday for allegedly shooting and killing a motorist on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Tyrone Mixon is the third person charged in the shooting of Larry Porter in September 2012. In April, Garrett Glover and Patrick Calvin were ordered held on $2 million bail.
Glover, 27, and Calvin, 21, are both in Cook County Jail awaiting trial, Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Walsh told Judge James Brown on Thursday.
Mixon was named in an arrest warrant in April. The 24-year-old had recently been behind bars in Wisconsin on an unrelated fraud conviction.
Patrick Calvin (left) and Garrett Glover | Police mugshots
Porter, 25, was driving south on the Dan Ryan with two others when a van drove up alongside his car and someone started shooting, Walsh said.
Mixon was seen shooting at the Jeep from the side door of the maroon van near the 87th Street exit, authorities said.
Porter, who was shot in the head, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a building on Lafayette Avenue.
Another passenger suffered a graze wound to the head.
Mixon was identified by the other two passengers, Walsh said.
Shortly after the shooting, Glover allegedly told his girlfriend that he wasn’t aiming for Porter but for a person in the backseat.
Calvin was arrested a month later in Springfield, Missouri, after a car chase, prosecutors said.
While in jail in Missouri, Calvin called Glover twice to tell him he threw a “30” into a nearby yard before police caught him, prosecutors said.Officers later found a Glock handgun that was used in the Dan Ryan shooting, authorities claim.
The Sun-Times previously reported on the growing number of shootings on Chicago area expressways.
Five years ago, there were six shootings on local expressways. Last year, there were 18.And so far in 2015, there have been 25.
A law enforcement source said gang members follow their targets onto the Dan Ryan and Eisenhower expressways because they believe it’s easier to flee from authorities on the expressways than on neighborhood streets.