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Man held without bond in death of sandwich shop worker

Updated: October 20, 2012 6:44PM

A convicted felon was ordered held without bond Saturday for the February shooting death of a sandwich shop worker.

Anthony G. White, 36 of the 7000 block of South East End Avenue, is facing first-degree murder and armed robbery charges connected to the fatal shooting of 54-year-old Lyn Ward.

Ward and another employee were working at a Subway restaurant in the 1100 block of North Western on the night of Feb. 9 when a gunman came , according to Cook County prosecutors. Ward tried to run out the back of the store, but White shot her in the neck, then ordered the other employee to open the register, took the cash and fled, prosecutors said. He was arrested Wednesday after gang intelligence officers working on a separate case found an individual who identified him in surveillance footage.

White also made incriminating statements about the case to a third-party and police, prosecutors said. He also was identified as the shooter in a photo array and police line-ups, prosecutors said.

White, a father of five, has seven prior felony convictions, mostly for drug related offenses. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2006 for an unlawful use of a weapon charge, prosecutors said. He also has an order of protection in place, which was filed against him last year.

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