exit the apartment building at 5656 South Calumet Avenue and decided to use Baxter to gain
entrance into the third-floor apartment building. Baxter testified that defendant, Caffey, and
Bowman ran up to him. Caffey raised a gun to Baxter’s head and demanded to know who was in
the third-floor apartment and whether there were any guns or drugs in the apartment. Baxter
testified that all three men had guns. Baxter testified that defendant, Caffey, and Bowman
discussed whether they were going to kill everyone in the apartment or whether they were going
to let Reed, Weeden’s girlfriend, live. Baxter testified that defendant and Bowman made the
final decision that they were going to kill everyone in the apartment except for Reed. Baxter
testified that as he begged for his life, defendant, Caffey and Bowman forced him back to the
third-floor apartment and made him knock on the apartment door while the three men stooped
down behind him.
Weeden testified that about 10 minutes after Baxter left the apartment, he heard knocking
on the door and opened the door after Baxter responded that he had returned. Weeden testified
that defendant, Caffey and Bowman then charged into the apartment and Caffey and Bowman ran
to the living room. Weeden testified that defendant stopped in front of him and held a gun
toward him. Weeden testified that he was able to knock the gun out of defendant’s hand and
defendant ran toward Caffey and Bowman. Harvey testified that he saw defendant, Caffey, and
Bowman fire their guns before he dove between the couch and the radiator to hide from the
shooting. Weeden and Baxter ran out of the apartment and heard about five gunshots as they ran
away. Baxter then called the police. Defendant, Caffey, and Bowman left the scene together.
Weeden and Baxter subsequently identified defendant in a police photo array.
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