CHICAGO (STMW) – A 19-year-old man charged with the fatal shootings of a mother and her 5-year-old son in June was charged Thursday with a third unrelated shooting death that occurred on Halloween last year.
Antonio Lewis, of the 5500 block of South Winchester, was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting that occurred Oct. 31, 2012 in the 5400 block of South Wolcott Avenue about 7:25 p.m., police said.
Thirty-year-old Brandon Johnson was fatally shot in the face when he answered the front door of his home during an apparent drug deal, police said.
Lewis was also charged in August with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, police said.
Chevonne Brown, 31, and her son, Sterling Sims, 5, were shot about 2:40 a.m. June 28 in a house in the 5300 block of South Winchester, police said. Lewis attempted to shoot Brown’s 11-year-old son, but his weapon malfunctioned, police said.
About 9:10 p.m. the same day, Lewis was shot in the groin, back and neck while standing on a sidewalk in the 2800 block of West Arthington, authorities said.
Lewis’ alleged accomplice in the mother and son shooting, Larry Cox Jr., 28, has been charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly plotting the death of Lewis. Cox, of the of the 1400 block of West 85th Street, was later charged with two counts of first-degree murder stemming from his role as the alleged get-away driver after the shooting deaths of Brown and Sims.
Lewis remains hospitalized and will not appear Friday in bond court.
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