CHICAGO TRIBUNE: No bail for parolee charged in slaying of teen near 'L' stop
May 10, 2013 | By Jeremy Gorner | Tribune reporter
Bail was denied today for a South Side man charged with the shooting death of a teen who was waiting to walk a friend home from an “L” stop on the Green Line, police said.
“I just don’t think there’s a condition of bond that can keep everyone safe,'' said Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. during the hearing for Jerome Brown, 26, who is charged with the murder of Kevin Ambrose, 19.
Brown was stopped in a light-colored sedan matching the description of a car used in the shooting of Ambrose in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue about 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Brown, who is on parole for aggravated robbery, was charged with first-degree murder after he was identified as the gunman who fired several shots and struck Ambrose, prosecutors said.
Brown was riding in a car near 48th Street and Prairie Avenue about 11 p.m. when he saw the victim, pulled over and got out of the car, said Asst. State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos during the hearing.