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Two men charged in South Chicago drive-by killing

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Updated: September 13, 2013 6:21AM

Two men were charged in the drive-by shooting death of a man in the South Chicago neighborhood last month.

Terrence Snowden, 24, and Phillip L. Boyd, 23, were charged with first-degree murder, police said. Cook County Judge James Brown refused bail for Snowden Sunday but set bail at $1 million for Boyd.

Tyrone Hart, 18, was standing on the corner in the 8000 block of South Chappel when a passenger in a passing black Nissan Maxima opened fire about 7:45 p.m. July 23, authorities said.

Assistant State’s Attorney Latoya Croswell said Snowden, of the 8700 block of South Euclid, was the shooter and Boyd, of the 7700 block of South Bennett, gave him the gun. Both were passengers in the vehicle, she said. The driver is still at large.

Hart, of the 8100 block of South Chappel, was shot in the chest and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Snowden also was charged with possessing a firearm without a valid FOID card and cannabis possession. Court records show police found the alleged drugs and a Ruger P95 9mm semiautomatic handgun loaded with 15 live rounds and an extended magazine when they arrested Snowden at his home.

Contributing: Jon Seidel

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