CHICAGO (STMW) – A southwest suburban Matteson man has been indicted in connection with the homicide of a Beverly man with whom he’d been friends for many years.
Kyle Arrington, 34, and the father of an 8-year-old daughter, died June 20, more than a month after his body was riddled with six bullets, allegedly fired by David Twine during a dispute with his friend.
Twine, 29, had been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm after the May 15 shooting in the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway in Chicago’s Beverly community, not far from Arrington’s home.
Twine was to appear in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing, but he was a no-show because of an apparent paperwork glitch. He is being held at Cook County Jail on $500,000 bail.
An indictment against Twine recently was handed up, but it was unclear what charges it contains and whether it came before or after Arrington’s death. His death was ruled a homicide, and it is believed prosecutors were looking at whether to upgrade charges against Twine.
Cathy Hufford, a Cook County state’s attorney, said after Thursday’s brief hearing that Twine had been indicted, but that she did not know the charges and the paperwork was not yet in the court clerk’s computer system.
Twine is due to be arraigned July 5 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building at 26th Street and California Avenue in Chicago.
Arrington’s father, Thomas, said that his son and Twine had been friends since they attended Morgan Park High School together. Thomas Arrington said that his wife taught Twine while he was at the school, and that he was a frequent guest at the Arrington home.
Police said Twine shot his friend during a dispute about 12:35 p.m. May 15.
Arrington, his father said, was inside the vestibule of his fiance’s apartment building when he was shot through a glass door and hit six times in the back as he tried to run away from the gunman.
Thomas Arrington said he and his family have no idea what prompted the shooting.
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