Charges filed in fatal shooting of 19-year-old man in Back of the Yards last August

Antonio Francher, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of 19-year-old Israel L. Luna on Aug. 21 in the 4700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, according to Chicago police.

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A teen has been charged with fatally shooting another teen in Back of the Yards last August.

Antonio Francher, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of 19-year-old Israel L. Luna on Aug. 21 in the 4700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, according to Chicago police.

Luna was talking with a friend outside of his home about 6:40 p.m. when Francher allegedly walked up to him and fired multiple shots, according to a bond proffer prepared by Cook County prosecutors.

Several of Luna’s family members were nearby and came to his aide after he had been shot, prosecutors said. One of Luna’s family members, who has a valid concealed-carry license and FOID card, pulled out his gun and turned towards Francher.

Francher fired shots at the family before fleeing into an alley, prosecutors said. Luna’s relative followed him, and returned fire when Francher shot at him.

Francher got into the same Red Hyundai Sonata that had dropped him off before the shooting, prosecutors said. The previous day, Francher had been hired to work at a car wash and allegedly stole the Sonata as he was drying it.

Surveillance video captured portions of the incident and Francher’s clothing, prosecutors said. Luna’s family identified him as the shooter in a photo array.

A judge ordered Francher held without bail Wednesday.

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