Police identify suspect in robbery, slaying of teen

November 27, 1990

A man who gave police someone else's name after his arrest in the death of a 17-year-old who refused to give up a leather jacket has been charged in the slaying.

The man charged in the shooting death was identified by police as Anthony Russell Jones, 21, of the 1400 block of Holbrook St.

Police used fingerprints yesterday to identify Jones, who when arrested told investigators his name was Billy Wiggins and that he was 28 years old. Wiggins was not involved in the incident.

Jones is charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of Charles Feaster, of the 2600 block of Jefferson St.

Feaster was gunned down in an alley behind the 900 block of N. Washington St. about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after he refused to surrender his leather Chicago Bulls jacket.

Jones also is charged with attempted murder for shooting Feaster's companion, James I. Holley, 15, of the 600 block of Park Ave., in the leg after Feaster was shot.

Police said a gunman forced the two teen-agers into the alley where he demanded Feaster's jewelry and his jacket, worth $250. Feaster surrendered his jewelry but balked at giving up his jacket. The gunman then shot and killed Feaster.

Jones, wounded in the arm during a struggle over the gun with Holley, was arrested at Union Memorial Hospital within hours of the shooting after he had gone seeking medical treatment. The man had claimed he was injured in an armed robbery at 22nd and Barclay streets.

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