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No bond for man charged with murder in South Side shooting

Stanford Thomps |   Chicago police photo

Stanford Thompson | Chicago police photo

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Updated: July 23, 2013 12:18AM



Bond was denied Monday for a South Side man charged in the fatal shooting of a man at an Englewood gas station Saturday night.

Stanford Thompson, 25, of the 7500 block of South May, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Eugene Clark, 25, in the 7100 block of South Ashland, police said.

Clark, of the 7900 block of South Karlov, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Clark was pumping gas at the station and had just gotten back in his vehicle when Thompson ran up and shot him multiple times through the driver’s side window, said Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton, citing court records.

Two police officers heard the gunshots and saw Thompson running from the station with a gun in his hand, prosecutors said. Thompson looked in the direction of the officers and fled.

The officers chased him in their vehicle and on foot and arrested him. They identified him as the man who fled with the gun, and a witness saw a man, whose clothing matched the description, running from the lot.

Officers also recovered a loaded handgun from a gangway where he was seen after fleeing, court records show.

After he was read his Miranda rights, Thompson admitted to detectives and an assistant state’s attorney that he shot Clark, according to prosecutors. The shooting also was caught on surveillance video.

Judge Donald Panarese ordered Thompson held without bond on Monday. His next court appearance was set for Aug. 9.



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