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Man gets 25 years for fatal 2013 Englewood shooting

Nevada Hicks | Illinois Department of Corrections

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to gunning a man down more than two years ago in Englewood.

Nevada Hicks, 20, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of first-degree murder, according to Cook County court records.

Demarco Lyons, 22, was walking with another person in the 300 block of West 60th Place about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 8, 2013, when Hicks got out of the passenger side of a car, pointed a gun at Lyons, and fired multiple times, prosecutors said at trial.

Lyons, of the 6000 block of South Princeton Avenue, was shot in the chest and died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said Lyons was a parolee with gang affiliations.

After the shooting, Hicks fled in the gray four-door vehicle, authorities said.

Lyons’ acquaintance identified Hicks as the gunman in photo and physical lineups, prosecutors said. Hicks, a Dunbar High School student at the time, allegedly admitted to other people that he had killed Lyons.

Judge Lawrence Flood sentenced Hicks to 25 years in prison. He will receive credit for 780 days served in the Cook County Jail.