Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In Back Of The Yards

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man has been charged with fatally shooting a 44-year-old man Monday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Victor Vazquez, 20, faces one felony count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Albertano Medrano, according to Chicago Police.

About 4 p.m. Monday, Medrano was driving in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when three people in a white van began to harass him, authorities said.

Medrano kept driving away, and one of the passengers in the white van opened fire, striking him in the head, neck and back. His vehicle then crashed into three other vehicles after he was shot.

Medrano, who lived in the 1800 block of West 46th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

Officers responding to the shooting spotted Vazquez, who matched the suspect description, running away from the scene, police said. He was apprehended and subsequently identified as the shooter. Another person was taken into custody alongside Vazquez, but was later released without charges.

Vazquez, who lives in the 4700 block of South Laflin, was scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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