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Man charged in fatal shooting of 12-year-old in 2012

Denzel Garbutt  |  Cook County Sheriff's office photo

Denzel Garbutt | Cook County Sheriff's office photo

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Updated: December 20, 2013 1:34AM



A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy outside his South Chicago neighborhood home last year.

Denzel Garbutt was charged with first-degree murder in the May 19, 2012, shooting of Nazia Banks in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Nazia was walking home when two men came out of a gangway and opened fire, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said at the time of the boy’s death.

Nazia, who lived in the 8000 block of South Brandon, was shot in the head and died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Garbutt also was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance; misdemeanor counts of possessing cannabis, and having a firearm without a valid FOID card, police said.

Judge Israel Desierto ordered Garbutt held on a $1 million bond during a hearing Thursday. He will next appear in court Jan. 7, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.



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