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Man Charged With In 2012 Murder Of 12-Year-Old

Denzel Garbutt (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Denzel Garbutt (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man has been charged with murder for a May 2012 shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy outside his South Chicago neighborhood home.

Denzel Garbutt, 21, was charged with first-degree murder for the May 19, 2012, shooting in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Nazia Banks was walking home when two unknown suspects came out of a gangway and opened fire, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said at the time of the boy’s death.

Nazia, who lived in the 8000 block of South Brandon, was shot in the head and died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Garbutt was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor counts of possessing cannabis and having a firearm without a valid FOID card, police said.

Judge Israel Desierto ordered Garbutt held on a $1 million bond during a hearing Thursday. He will next appear in court Jan. 7, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)