Man imprisoned on gun charges charged in 2015 shootings

Harvey Pitts – Photo Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Chicago man already serving time in a federal prison on a gun charge.
Harvey Pitts was extradited from Kentucky after been identified in the alleged shooting of two men in 2015.
Prosecutors allege Pitts shot 23-year-old Albert Turnage on Feb. 25, 2015. Pitts is also accused of shooting 23-year-old Jontaye Walker on Thanksgiving Day 2015. Authorities say both shootings were related to Pitts targeting alleged rival gang members.
Cook County state’s attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton says the 25-year-old Pitts on Friday was ordered held without bond.
Pitt’s criminal history includes a 2016 weapons charge in Skokie. Authorities say Pitts and another man sped away from a traffic stop and crashed. Pitts was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding.