Ian Armstrong charged with murder in Kenwood shooting death of Gregory Dixon

Ian Armstrong / Photo from Chicago Police
Ian Armstrong / Photo from Chicago Police

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A Rogers Park man has been charged with murder for a fatal 2013 Memorial Day weekend shooting in the Kenwood neighborhood.

Chicago Police said 29-year-old Ian Armstrong was identified through DNA as a “participant” in a May 25, 2013, murder in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street.

Gregory Dixon, 29, was shot to death about about 1:50 p.m. that day about a half-mile from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home.

Dixon had buzzed the gunmen into an apartment building, police said at the time. The attackers then entered a unit through an open door and shot Dixon in the chest and back, police said.

Dixon, who lived on the block, died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

It was not immediately clear if Armstrong, of the 1200 block of West Loyola Avenue, was the shooter, but he was charged this week with first-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the slaying, authorities said.

Armstrong is currently being held in Cook County Jail on an unrelated charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to jail records.

On Friday, Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Armstrong appear in court Monday for a bond hearing.

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