South Side man charged with fatal Washington Heights shooting

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Jameel Handcox | Chicago Police

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a South Side man earlier this month in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

Jameel Handcox faces a first-degree murder charge for the shooting that happened about 7:30 p.m. on March 9, police announced Friday morning.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired that night in the 9200 block of South Ada found 26-year-old Larry Hardwin Jr. on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Hardwin, of the 1400 block of East 90th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:53 p.m., authorities said.

A police source said the man shot was a documented gang member.

Handcox, of the 9100 block of South Justine, is scheduled to appear in bond court on Friday.

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