2 charged with murder in South Side triple homicide


Two men have been charged with fatally shooting three people Friday on a front porch in the Englewood neighborhood.

Jayton Dorsey, 21, and Timothy Gordon, 19, were ordered held without bail Monday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder in the killings of Javon Jackson, Sedrick Ringer and John Hunter. Judge Adam Bourgeois said “these acts that you allegedly committed are acts of horror and terror.”

Friday, Jackson, Ringer and Hunter, were sitting on the front pourch near 5700 South Wells Street when Dorsey, Gordon and another attacker opened fire on the men. All three were hit.

Sedrick Ringer, 50, who lived nearby, was shot in the chest and leg. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jackson, of the 4700 block of South Shields Avenue, was shot eight times, including in the chest and legs. He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Hunter, 52, who lived there, died inside the house, and was not accounted for until his family found him inside the home the next day.

When the shooting took place, police were close enough that squad car video cameras captured muzzle flashes and two people running from the area, prosecutors said.

Police were able to track down Dorsey and Gordon with the help a police helicopter and arrested them just before 9 p.m., according to police.

Dorsey, 7500 Block of South Union Avenue, and Gordon, of the 100 block of East Center Street in Glenwood, are due back in court July 21.

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