VIDEO: Chicago Man Blamed In 11-Year-Old Girl’s Shooting Death Attacked In Jail
(CBS CHICAGO) — New video shows a jailhouse attack on the man charged with murdering 11-year-old Takiya Holmes.
In the surveillance video released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, 19-year-old Antwan Jones appears to be sleeping while he’s handcuffed to a chair in a holding room before bond court Wednesday.
Moments later, the 7-second surveillance video shows an inmate run up and throw punches, causing Jones’ chair to shake.
A deputy grabs the inmate from behind and pulls him off. The attacker is facing his own murder charge.
Prosecutors say Jones was shooting at rival gang members Saturday, over a beef about drug turf. He hit Takiya instead, while she was sitting in a van with her mom near 65th and King.
Takiya – one of two girls fatally injured Saturday — died three days later. She is the cousin of community activist Andrew Holmes, who suggests even jail inmates think killing children is beyond the pale.
“When it’s a child, that hits a nerve,” he tells CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos.
Jones is in protective custody at the Cook County Jail.