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Bond denied for man charged with fatal Lansing shooting

A south suburban man accused of fatally shooting another man on the front porch of the victim’s home Friday afternoon in Lansing was ordered held without bond on Sunday.

Donald H. Margraff, 36, faces first-degree murder charges for the attack that happened about 3:10 p.m. at 39-year-old Paul Forystek’s home in the 18500 block of Walter Street, according to Lansing police.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired Forystek unresponsive on the front porch of the home. He was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Witnesses told investigators Forystek had gotten into an argument with Margraff, who pulled out a gun and shot Forystek repeatedly before taking off in a tan SUV, police said.

Officers spotted the SUV about 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of 173rd Street and Torrence and found Margraff at the wheel, with a pistol in the vehicle, police said.

The shooting stemmed from a domestic issue and was not random, police said.

A judge on Sunday denied bond for Margraff, according to Cook County Circuit Court records. He is due back in court Wednesday.