One Suspect Was Charged Earlier In Murder Of Lawrence Stubbs

CHICAGO (CBS) – A 22-year-old Chicago man is in custody on a murder charge after he was identified — by the man he allegedly killed.

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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that prosecutors say that shortly before Lawrence Stubbs, 19, died last month, he identified Cordero Amos, of the 9100 block of South Justine Street, as one of two gunmen who opened fire at him and a friend.

The two victims were on the street in the 8900 block of South Bishop Street when they were chased inside a home and shot about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.

Stubbs suffered a gunshot wound to the back, police said. He was pronounced dead two hours later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

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The other man, 38, was shot four times in the buttocks and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park.

The secnd alleged gunman, Robert Butler, 22, of 1100 block of West 103rd Place, was charged two days after the shooting with one count of first-degree murder.

On Oct. 15, Butler was ordered held on $500,000 bond, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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