Man charged with fatally shooting teen in West Garfield Park
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A man accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy who prosecutors say stole money and drugs from him was ordered held without bond Saturday.
Anthony Davis, 33, of the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street, is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 20 shooting death of 16-year-old Cortez Rivers in the West Garfield Park neighborhoood, authorities said.
According to prosecutors, the teen worked under Davis in the narcotics trade and took drugs and cash from the suspect.
Davis went to the boy’s home to confront him, and the teen eventually led him to the alley where he had hidden the items, prosecutors said. Davis found the drugs, but when he realized some of the money was missing, he allegedly dragged the teen out of the car by his hair and shot him in a vacant lot nearby.
Other witnesses saw the confrontation and the shooting, prosecutors claim.
Rivers, of the 5200 block of West Quincy, was found injured in the 4000 block of West Jackson about 4:15 a.m. He was taken to Loretto Hospital where he died less than an hour later, authorities said.
Davis was ordered held without bail and will next appear in court Oct. 6.
He has a previous felony conviction for aggravated vehicular hijacking, and is also currently facing unlawful use of a weapon charges in a separate case, prosecutors said.