Man charged with fatal Altgeld Gardens shooting

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An 18-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder for an August shooting in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Kimon Johnson is accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old Marlin J. Dixon III on Aug. 11, authorities said.

At 10:55 p.m., the victim was walking with a group of people in the 700 block of East 131st Street, while Johnson was on the other side of the street, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Molly Donnelly said during a bond hearing Thursday.

A vehicle drove down 131st Street and, while it was passing between Johnson and Dixon, Johnson pulled out a gun and fired shots in the direction of the vehicle, authorities said. Dixon and the other people on the street tried to run away, but Johnson continued firing shots.

Dixon, who lived about a block away in the 13000 block of South Evans, was shot in the back and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he later died, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Donnelly said three 9mm cartridge cases were recovered at the scene and Johnson was identified by multiple witnesses as the person with a gun, firing multiple shots and fleeing the scene. Surveillance video from the area captured the incident and shows someone running away with a gun in hand.

On Thursday, Cook County Judge James Brown ordered Johnson held without bond.

Court records show Johnson, who lives in the 9600 block of South Lowe, is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 9.

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