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Man gets 60 years for fatally shooting high school student

A Chicago man who shot and killed a 15-year-old high school student sitting on a West Englewood porch in 2010 has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Shawn Rudolph, 24, was previously convicted of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder for the Sept. 30, 2010, attack that killed Andrew Powell, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Powell was fatally shot while he was sitting with his family on the front porch of his home in the 7200 block of South Hermitage, prosecutors said.

Rudolph came out of a gangway across the street and started shooting, striking Powell in the head, prosecutors said. The teen was a student at Perspectives Charter School.

Rudolph, of the 5700 block of South Indiana, appeared in court Thursday, and was sentenced to 60 years in prison by Judge Diane Cannon, court records show.