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Man charged with shooting man to death in Rogers Park

James Bryant | Chicago Police

A 40-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting another man early Wednesday in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

James Bryant faces one felony count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

At 12:24 a.m. Wednesday, 26-year-old Kyara Newell was the passenger in a vehicle driving southbound in the 2300 block of West Arthur when two males on the sidewalk nearby opened fire, authorities said.

Newell was shot in the head and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 6500 block of North Ashland.

Rogers Park District officers apprehended Bryant “moments after the shooting,” and he was identified as the man who fired shots into the vehicle, police said.

Bryant, who lives in the 6500 block of North Claremont, was scheduled for a bond hearing Friday.

Chicago Police investigate in the 2300 block of West Arthur after a passenger in a vehicle was shot early Wednesday. | Network Video Productions
Chicago Police investigate in the 2300 block of West Arthur after a passenger in a vehicle was shot early Wednesday. | Network Video Productions