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Bond Set At $2M For Wisconsin Man Charged In August Murder

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Tommy Wilson Johnson, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Darius Jones on Aug. 14, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Tommy Wilson Johnson, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Darius Jones on Aug. 14, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A Racine, Wisc., man was ordered held on $2 million bail on Wednesday, charged with killing a 20-year-old man in the Gresham neighborhood last August.

Tommy Wilson Johnson, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Darius Jones on Aug. 14, 2011, police said.

Johnson’s bond was set at $2 million at a hearing on Wednesday.

Jones, of 8130 S. Winchester Av., was standing on a porch at 8156 S. Winchester Av. on Aug. 14, 2011, when someone in a passing vehicle shot him multiple times around 11 a.m., police said at the time. Jones was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Johnson was one of two assailants that fired shots at the victim, striking him several times in the upper body and neck, police said. The second person was released without charges. It remains an ongoing investigation.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

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