Man charged with fatal Humboldt Park shooting

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Patrick Holmes | Chicago Police

A man has been charged with an August shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

Patrick Holmes, 26, faces first-degree murder charges for the attack that happened about 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 24 in the 1200 block of North Keeler, according to Chicago Police.

Hughvon Polk, 24 was driving a red van with a 21-year-old man in the passenger seat when someone opened fire from a sidewalk, authorities said at the time.

Polk was shot in the chest and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 2800 block of West Flournoy.

The younger man was shot in the left hand and suffered a graze wound to his left arm, police said. He was taken to Norwegian American Hospital in good condition.

Holmes, of the 1400 block of South Canal, was arrested Thursday for the killing, police said.

A judge on Saturday ordered him held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is due back in court Monday.

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