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Man gets 105 years in fatal bar brawl

A west suburban man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison Friday for the 2009 fatal shooting of a man during a bar brawl.

Judge Noreen Love sentenced Taurean Decatur, 22, to 105 years, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Decatur was convicted last month of first-degree murder.

Decatur, of Maywood, fatally shot Maurice Orange in the parking lot of a bar in the 1700 block of West Roosevelt Road in Broadview in October 2009, prosecutors said.

Decatur and Orange were part of a group involved in a bar fight that spilled into the parking lot. Decatur went to his car, came back to the group, pulled a gun from his waistband and fired three shots, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

The first shot didn’t hit anybody but the second hit Orange in the abdomen and the third hit another person in the lower leg, the state’s attorney’s office said.

Orange, 32, of Woodridge, later died from the injuries, authorities said.

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