Capitol Heights, Maryland - March 30, 2017: Kerrick Craig is Charles "Chuckie" Craig's younger brother. He and their other brother were at a bar in Laurel, Md., the night Terrell Bush shot Charles in the back of his head, at close range, four times in the shopping center parking lot.
Kerrick, who lives in DC, thinks Bush was trying to shoot him. They're both big guys with similar builds, but everyone thinks the bright yellow shirt Chuckie was wearing made him the most visible target for Bush. After Kerrick attempted to extract a member of his group from an argument with Bush "He punched me," said Kerrick. He and his other brother were at the heart of, what Kerrick describes as, a "melee." Bush and his neighborhood friends piled on members of the group from D.C. outside the club during a downpour. "I was on my back... we were outnumbered," he said, but Chuckie was being held back by their friends. Kerrick says Chuckie and Terrell Bush never interacted during the fight. Their only interaction, acording to Kerrick, was when Chuckie headed for his SUV in the parking lot when Bush killed him.
the man who would minutes later shoot his brother multiple times in the back of his head outside a sports bar in Laurel, Md., April 30th, 2005.
NBA Superstar Kevin Durant's jersey number "35" is a tribute to his rec. league coach and mentor Charles "Chuckie" Craig, who was gunned down in at a night club in Laurel, Md., in 2005 when he was 35 years old.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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