Man charged with July murder in Back of the Yards

SHARE Man charged with July murder in Back of the Yards
SHARE Man charged with July murder in Back of the Yards

A man has been charged with shooting another man to death in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood in July.

Dequan Hopkins, 19, was charged with murder while committing another forcible felony and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the shooting death of 22-year-old Jovan Dovantae Hopkins, according to Chicago Police.

About 8:45 p.m. on July 9, Jovan Hopkins was walking in the 5200 block of South Emerald when Dequan Hopkins walked out of a nearby gangway and opened fire, authorities said.

The shooter then jumped in a vehicle, which sped away, police said.

Hopkins was shot in the upper body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 9:33 p.m., authorities said. He was from the 4900 block of Walsh Avenue in East Chicago, Ind.

Dequan Hopkins, of the 5100 block of South Emerald, was ordered held without bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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