Surveillance footage of Lawndale slaying leads to charges: prosecutors

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Missouri in the killing of Quashawn Ruffin on Dec. 8.

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Video surveillance footage of a fatal shooting in Lawndale last month has led to charges against a 25-year-old man who was later taken into custody in Missouri, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Quashawn Ruffin, 41, was standing on a sidewalk on the morning of Dec. 8 when surveillance video recorded him walking toward a car in the 2700 block of West Harrison Street before he was shot by two people inside, authorities said.

Ruffin was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

Surveillance cameras recorded Aray Booth driving in the car, which is registered to him, on several occasions on the day of the shooting, including on the block where it occurred and just before when Ruffin walked in front of Booth’s car at a gas station, prosecutors said.

Booth’s phone records showed he left the state immediately after the shooting and he was arrested Dec. 21 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, authorities said. He was extradited back to Cook County Monday to face first a first-degree murder charge.

Booth, of the Near North neighborhood, was denied bail Wednesday and was expected back in court Jan. 25, court records show.

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