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South Side man charged in fatal Humboldt Park shooting

A South Side man was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man early Sunday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.

Anthony Smith, 26, of the 9000 block of South Wallace Street, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man early Sunday in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to police News Affairs.

The 29-year-old man – identified as Hansen Jackson of the 1500 block of South 61st Street – was shot multiple times in the chest, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Jackson was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 2:35 a.m. Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said.

Officers on patrol about 2 a.m. Sunday near the intersection West Chicago and North Ridgeway avenues heard gunfire and saw Smith shooting at Jackson, police said.

The officers then called for an ambulance and arrested Smith after a short foot chase in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police said. A gun was recovered from the scene.

The officers who made the arrest were working the CPD’s newly developed Violence Reduction Overtime Initiative, according to News Affairs.

Smith is scheduled to appear in bond court later Tuesday.

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