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West Side man accused of killing teen after car crash

James Armstrong | Chicago Police

James Armstrong wasn’t happy about being in a car crash, then the people in other car smashed the windows of his white Lincoln.

Four hours later he exacted his revenge, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

Armstrong was driving his Lincoln when it spun out and hit a car Mysean Dunning and two others were in at Homan and Van Buren, Assistant State’s Attorney Holly Grosshans said.

Armstrong and his passengers left the car behind. After they left, Dunning and his friends broke out the windows of the Lincoln, Grosshans said.

Mysean Dunning
Mysean Dunning

Shortly before midnight on Nov. 25, Dunning was selling marijuana in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street when Armstrong and a friend rolled up in an SUV, Armstrong got out and shot the 16-year-old once in the face at close range, Grosshans said.Armstrong and his companion fled the scene, Grosshans said.

Dunning’s sister found him collapsed on the sidewalk and called 911.

Both the crash and shooting were captured on surveillance cameras, and a witness identified 20-year-old Armstrong as the gunman, Grosshans said.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Armstrong, of the 4100 West Grenshaw, held without bail.