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Man Charged With Austin Shooting Death

Shaughnessy Simms, Jr. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Shaughnessy Simms, Jr. (Photo from Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man has been charged with the shooting death of another man early Friday in the Austin neighborhood.

Shaughnessy Simms, Jr., 31, faces one felony count of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 36-year-old Jernale Richardson, authorities said.

Richardson was discovered about 3:50 a.m. in the 5900 block of West Midway park with gunshot wound to the chest and head, authorities said. Simms lived on the same block where the murder occurred, according to police.

Richardson, of the 5100 block of West Ohio Street, was dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

Simms was expected to appear in bond court Saturday.

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