Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In Auburn-Gresham

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old man early Sunday in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Brion M. Dowdell, 22, of the 8300 block of South Justine Avenue, faces one felony count of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting in the 8000 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said.

Deandre Baber was on the sidewalk in that block about 2:40 a.m. when someone fired shots from across the street, striking Baber in the head, authorities said.

Baber, of the 7300 block of South Winchester Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:58 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Dowdell was arrested about 30 minutes after the shooting in the 1200 block of West 81st Street, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

(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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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