Man charged in Washington Park shooting

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A man has been charged with shooting a 32-year-old man in the head during a Wednesday night robbery attempt in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood.

About 8:35 p.m., the 32-year-old was in the 5100 block of South Calumet when two males walked up and tried to rob him, police said at the time of the shooting. The man was then shot in the back of the head.

Davonta Owens, 25, was identified as the person who shot the man in the back of the head, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said at the time of the shooting.

Owens was charged with one felony count each of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated use of a deadly weapon and attempted first-degree murder, police said.

Owens, of the 5200 block of South Indiana, is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.

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