Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal Forest Park shooting

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A man was charged with fatally shooting another man early Sunday in Forest Park.

Martell Dorsey, 23, of Maywood, was charged with single counts of first-degree murder and murder in the commission of a robbery, according to Forest Park police.

Officers responded at 4:34 a.m. to the area near the intersection of Elgin Avenue and Adams Street and found 66-year-old Michael Harris lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Harris, who lived in Chicago, was taken to Rush Oak Park Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after, authorities said. An autopsy Monday ruled the death a homicide.

Martell Dorsey | Forest Park police

Martell Dorsey | Forest Park police

An officer later saw Dorsey walking east on Jackson Boulevard from Harlem Avenue into neighboring Oak Park and noticed he matched the suspect’s description, police said. Dorsey then ran off, and officers established a perimeter around the area.

Following a yard-by-yard search, Dorsey was found hiding in a crawl space and taken into custody, police said. He was in possession of ammunition at the time of the arrest, and a Glock handgun was found nearby.

The gun was stolen from a locked vehicle belonging to a member of the Forest Park Auxiliary Unit, a volunteer organization that assists the suburban police department, police said.

He was ordered held on $250,000 bail at a hearing Tuesday at the Maybrook Courthouse in Maywood, according to court records.

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