Brion Dowdell charged with murder in fatal shooting of Deandre Baber in Auburn Gresham

Brion Dowdell / Photo from Chicago Police
Brion Dowdell / Photo from Chicago Police

Brion M. Dowdell has been charged for allegedly fatally shooting 18-year-old Deandre Baber early Sunday in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Dowdell, 22, of the 8300 block of South Justine Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said.

Baber was on a sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Elizabeth Street when shots were fired from across the street about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Baber, of the 7300 block of South Winchester Avenue, was struck in the head and died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Dowdell was arrested about 30 minutes after the shooting in the 1200 block of West 81st Street, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing later Monday.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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