Prosecutors: Harvey man scrubbed shooting victim's blood out of carpet

Tribune reporter

A Harvey man arrested Friday is accused of helping to clean up the blood of a Markham man shot to death earlier this year.

Christopher Chandler, 22, of the 15000 block of Hoyne Avenue in the south suburb, used water and bleach while trying to cover up the shooting death of Eddie Bell, according to court records. Prosecutors said Sunday in Cook County Bond Court that Chandler tried to remove the victim's blood from the carpet in a house in the 14000 block of Hoyne Avenue, where Bell was last seen.

Bell's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds April 16 in the 13800 block of South Thornton Road near Blue Island and Calumet Park. Brandon Johnson, of Harvey, and Lester Larkin, of Riverdale, have been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying.

Chandler was charged with obstructing justice and concealment of a homicidal death. A warrant was issued July 2 for his arrest.

On Sunday, Chandler was ordered held in lieu of $40,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again Thursday. | Twitter: @PatrickSvitek

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