East St. Louis man charged in shooting death of Washington Park teen

News-DemocratMay 4, 2013 

— The St. Clair County State's Attorney charged a 22-year-old East St. Louis man on Saturday with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old Washington Park man.

Sybhonn Eubanks of East St. Louis, is the gunman who was charged with firing multiple gunshots into the car that ended Tramond Davidson's life on Wednesday night.

St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone said Davidson was shot in the head, chest and abdomen. Davidson died while his brother was taking him to the hospital.

Eubanks was being held in the St. Clair County jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

Also, prosecutors charged another man in connection with a second shooting in Washington Park on Wednesday night.

Ryan Anderson, 24, of Washington Park, is accused of shooting two men, who are still in an undisclosed hospital.

Anderson is charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Bail for Anderson, who was being held in the St. Clair County Jail, was set at $1 million. Anderson is accused of shooting out of a vehicle at a group of people who were standing at the intersection of 46th Street and Hallows Avenue in Washington Park, which is where the two victims sustained bullet wounds.

Illinois State Police took over the investigation from Washington Park. Illinois State Police Capt. James Morrisey said police are looking into whether the shootings are related because they happened so closely together. Police are also looking into whether it was gang related or related to other shootings that have occurred in Washington Park in the last three weeks.

Contact reporter Carolyn P. Smith at 618-239-2503.

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