Demitri Jackson was taken into custody under a murder warrant in Fort Worth, Texas, and extradited to Cook County Jail in Chicago, where he is charged with the murder of the 26 year old rapper, according to a report by Chicago Tribune published on Sunday (April 25).
Jackson appeared in court for a bail hearing on Sunday. Jackson’s attorney, Thomas Hallock, argued his client should be given a bond, noting that his move to Texas only came after his grandmother died and that it was not about ‘an attempt to circumvent the law. However, a bond was refused by Judge David R. Navarro. Jackson is due to return to court on Friday April 30.
Savage Tray, born Kentray Young and signed to Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment record label, was shot dead in a shootout in the Chatham neighborhood of south Chicago on June 19, 2020. Prosecutors in the case say Young and Jackson were affiliated with the same street gang but provided no grounds for the murder. Authorities said on the day of the murder, the two had a brief verbal interaction from separate cars before withdrawing. About 15 minutes later, the two returned to where another interaction occurred.
Jackson allegedly blocked traffic with his white Mazda SUV before firing gunshots that hit Savage in the neck. Savage’s vehicle then collided with several cars before coming to a stop. Jackson allegedly fled the scene. Savage was later pronounced dead. The Mazda was found set on fire in an alley the next day.
Police were able to identify Jackson from convenience store surveillance footage captured before the shooting, but were unable to locate him until his arrest in Texas.
Jackson naturally risks his life in prison if convicted of the murder of Tray Savage.
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