Man Charged For South Chicago Murder During Robbery

CHICAGO (STMW) — A South Side man was charged with murder Tuesday for allegedly shooting a man dead in the South Chicago neighborhood during a Sunday afternoon robbery.

Devon Brunt, 18, of the 9600 block of South Merrill Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said.

Brunt is accused of fatally shooting Tekia Burns about 3:05 p.m. Sunday in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue.

Brunt allegedly walked up to Burns, 33, pulled out a gun and demanded his belongings, police said. A scuffle ensued and Brunt shot Burns in the head.

Burns, who lived on the block, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was declared dead about an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Brunt is expected to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in the 2600 block of South California Avenue.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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