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South Side gang ‘wannabe’ gets 75 years for murder of 10-year-old girl caught in crossfire

Raymond Jones

Raymond Jones

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Updated: February 21, 2012 5:55PM

A South Side man was sentenced to 75 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of a 10-year-old girl caught in gang crossfire.

Raymond Jones, 22, was described by Cook County prosecutors as the gang banger “wannabe” who stored the .380 semiautomatic used in the 2008 Labor Day crime.

Killed in the fatal shooting was Nequiel “Nee-Nee” Fowler.

Nequiel was walking with her younger blind sister when she was hit once in the chest from a gunshot coming from an alley in the 8700 blocks of South Exchange and South Escanaba avenues.

Jones’ co-defendant Antoine Lacy, the Latin Dragon who ordered the shooting, was sentenced to 60 years in prison last week for Nequiel’s death.

Joseph Chico, the getaway driver, also faced murder charges in the little girl’s slaying but he cut a deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against the others in exchange for a 14-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit murder.

Luis Pena, the Latin Dragon who prosecutors said pulled the trigger, hoping to fire at rival Latin Kings, is awaiting sentencing.

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