Antonio Cooper shot dead in West Englewood

Antonio Cooper was shot to death on a West Englewood sidewalk Saturday evening.

Cooper, 18, was found on a sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Hermitage Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. He was shot in the chest and back.

Police said they recovered narcotics from the scene and suspect the slaying may be drug related.

Cooper, of the 1700 block of West 64th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead 7:23 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Area South detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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