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Man Charged In West Garfield Park Murder

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Anthony Tucker (Credit: Chicago Police)

Anthony Tucker (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago man has been charged with killing a 44-year-old man during an armed robbery earlier this month.

Anthony Tucker, 41, was charged one count of first-degree murder, one count of felony robbery armed with a discharged firearm and two felony counts of robbery armed with a firearm after a fatal shooting Feb. 9 in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street, according to a release from police News Affairs. He is also accused of other nearby robberies that day.

John Serpe, 44, of Downers Grove was in a vehicle with a female passenger in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when Tucker announced he was robbing them about 5:10 a.m., authorities said.

Tucker shot him in the chest as he tried to exit the vehicle, then robbed the female passenger, police said.

Serpe, of the 2900 block of Maple Avenue in Downers Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:15 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Another victim claimed Tucker had robbed her at gunpoint before the shooting, according to the release.

Tucker, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, is scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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