Prosecutors: Robert Smith fatally shot 16-year-old rival Camerion Blair in the South Shore community

Robert Smith / Photo from Chicago Police
Robert Smith / Photo from Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times

Robert Smith was ordered held without bond Saturday after prosecutors said he fatally shot 16-year-old Camerion Blair Tuesday in the South Shore neighborhood.

Smith, 21, of the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder for the Sept. 30, authorities said.

Blair was in the 2600 block of East 73rd Street when he was shot in the back and buttocks about 6:30 p.m., authorities said.

Prosecutors said the two are members of opposing gang factions, and that surveillance video captured Smith and another suspect both approaching and fleeing the scene of the shooting.

Blair, of the 7300 block of South Shore Drive, died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Smith was arrested after a search of his home, prosecutors said. He was positively identified in a photo lineup and allegedly admitted to the shooting.

He was ordered held without bond at a hearing Saturday and will next appear in court Oct. 6.

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