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Man charged with Back of the Yards slaying

Lamar Chambers | Cook County sheriff's office

A Far South Side man was charged with shooting another man to death earlier this week in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Lamar Chambers, 25, faces first-degree murder charges in the Wednesday killing of 51-year-old Bruce E. Smith, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 12:35 a.m., the pair got into an argument in the street outside Smith’s home in the¬†5100 block of South Honore and Chambers shot the older man in the chest, authorities allege.

Smith was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m.

Chambers, of the 11000 block of South Green, was ordered held on a $1 million bond at a Friday hearing, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is due in court again Oct. 12.