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Lyons man charged with murder for South Shore shooting

Andrew Smith | Chicago Police

A west suburban man has been charged with shooting a man to death less than a block from his South Shore neighborhood home Tuesday evening.

Anthony J. Nicholas, 38, was standing outside about 6:40 p.m. in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue when 33-year-old Andrew Smith walked up, opened fire and then ran away, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Nicholas, who lived on the same block, was shot in the chest, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m., authorities said.

Smith, of the 7900 block of Ogden Avenue in Lyons, was charged with one felony count each of first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police said. He was already wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

He is expected to appear in bond court Friday, police said.