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Teenager held without bond for 24-year-old's murder

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A teenage boy was ordered held without bond Friday for allegedly gunning down a 24-year-old man during a foot chase in Austin last month.

Javonte Daniels, 17, has been charged as an adult for the Dec. 20 murder that claimed the life of Randy Kimble.

Daniels, who was wearing a Pelle Pelle jacket with fur collar at the time of the incident, was caught on surveillance cameras chasing Kimble and extending his right arm with an object toward Kimble that afternoon, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney April Gonzales said.

Kimble was walking with another person in the 5400 block of West Hirsch when Daniels and his cohort started chasing the pair, Gonzales said.

During the chase, Daniels pulled out a gun and started firing at his rivals, Gonzales said.

Kimble was shot in the back. His friend was not injured.

A witness who heard the gunshots and saw two men running down the street called 911 and gave police a description of the suspects, Gonzales said.

Police saw Daniels and his pal run into a home neither lived in and flee outside before they were apprehended, Gonzales said.

Inside the house, the officers found the Pelle Pelle jacket, Gonzales said.

Daniels, of the 1600 block of Melvina, was identified by a witness and he identified himself in video stills, Gonzales said.

Daniels’ cohort has not yet been charged.

Daniels attends Banner West School and works at the Garrett Popcorn store, at 26 W. Randolph, according to Assistant Public Defender Lorne Gorelick.

Kimble’s name was spelled as “Kimball” in previous news accounts. But a police report and court records list his name as “Kimble.”