UPDATE: Dunbar student charged with killing Demarco Lyons in Englewood

Nevada Hicks / Photo from Chicago Police
Nevada Hicks / Photo from Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times

A Dunbar High School student was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly gunning down Demarco Lyons last month in Englewood.

Nevada Hicks, 18, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Lyons in the 300 block of West 60th Place about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 8, authorities said.

Lyons, 22, was walking with another person when Hicks got out of the passenger side of a car, pointed a gun at Lyons and fired multiple times, prosecutors said.

Lyons, of the 6000 block of South Princeton Avenue, was shot in the chest and died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said Lyons was a parolee with gang affiliations.

After the shooting, Hicks fled in the gray four-door vehicle, authorities said.

Lyons’ acquaintance identified Hicks as the gunman in a photo and physical lineup, prosecutors said. Hicks allegedly admitted to other people that he killed Lyons.

Judge Israel Desierto ordered Hicks held without bond Thursday.

Hicks, of the 5500 block of South Paulina Street, previously pleaded guilty in 2011 in a juvenile battery case, according to court records. Hicks was a student at Dunbar High School, his public defender said.

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