Updated 05/28/13 – 6:15 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A purported gang member has been ordered held without bail, on charges he killed a 6-month-old girl two months ago, while trying to shoot the girl’s father.
Koman Willis, 33, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the March 11 shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins.
On Monday, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said detectives believe Willis was targeting Jonylah’s father, 20-year-old Jonathan Watkins, in retaliation for the theft of a PlayStation videogame system from Willis’ home.
Jonathan Watkins also was wounded in the attack, suffering three gunshot wounds as he and Jonylah were in a parked minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood when Willis allegedly opened fire.
At a bond hearing for Willis on Tuesday, prosecutors said Jonathan Watkins was sitting in the front passenger’s seat, changing Jonylah’s diaper as she was in the driver’s seat. When he lifted her up to give her a kiss, Willis walked up to the vehicle and opened fire, shooting both of them.
Police also had initially said Jonylah was shot while her father was changing her diaper, but then later said that was not the case, and Jonylah was on her father’s lap when the shots were fired.