Man charged with fatal shooting in Harvey robbery

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A south suburban man robbed and fatally shot a man earlier this month before leaving leaving the body on the side of a road near a Harvey forest preserve, authorities allege.

Vicente Mendoza, 20, faces first-degree murder charges for the death of 30-year-old Jose Luis Garcia-Cibrian, according to the offices of the Cook County sheriff and medical examiner.

A driver passing through the Kickapoo Meadows forest preserve spotted Garcia-Cibrian’s body about 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in the 14100 block of Thornton Road in Harvey, authorities said.

Garcia-Cibrian, who lived in the 14600 block of Green Street in Harvey, had been shot repeatedly and was dead at the scene, authorities said.

Mendoza, of the 100 block of West 155th Street in Harvey, shot the man during an armed robbery, authorities claim.

He was ordered held with bond at a Saturday hearing and is due back in court Tuesday in Markham.

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