CHICAGO (STMW) – A 59-year-old Alabama man charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy last summer in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood was denied bond Saturday.

Parker Jackson, 59, of Montgomery, Ala., was charged with first-degree murder, police said.

The teen was walking on the sidewalk in the 10700 block of South Wentworth Avenue at 9:43 p.m. July 4 when he was shot in the left side of the chest, police said.

Officers found the boy lying on the ground when they responded to a call of a person shot at 9:43 p.m., police said.

Martel Field, 17, of the 200 block of West 107th Place, was dead on the scene according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Jackson was denied bail in bond court Saturday.

His next court date is scheduled for Monday.

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