Man charged with Ford Heights shooting

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Robert Newcomb | Cook County sheriff’s office

A man has been charged with shooting another man during a robbery attempt Sunday afternoon in south suburban Ford Heights.

Robert Newcomb, 19, faces one count of aggravated baterry with a firearm and one count of attempted armed robbery, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Officers responded about 1:25 p.m. Sunday to a call of a 32-year-old man shot by a suspect who attempted to rob him at New Way Foods in the 1300 block of East Lincoln Highway in Ford Heights, a statement from police said. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Newcomb, of Ford Heights, was taken into custody the same day, police said. On Tuesday, he was ordered held on a $750,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear in court Nov. 30 in Markham.

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