Jameel Handcox charged with murder in Washington Heights murder of Larry Hardin

Jameel Handcox / Photo from Chicago Police
Jameel Handcox / Photo from Chicago Police

Jameel Handcox was charged with murder for the Washington Heights shooting death of Larry Hardin this month.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Hardin on a sidewalk in the 9200 block of South Ada Street about 7:35 p.m. March 9, authorities said.

Prosecutors said Handcox walked up to a group and shot Hardin in the head, according to the Chicago Tribune. Handcox then shot Hardin eight more times at close range, prosecutors said.

Hardin, 26, of the 1400 block of East 90th Street, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said.

Handcox, 20, of the 9100 block of South Justine Street, was charged with first-degree murder, according to police, who initially said the shooting was gang related.

On Saturday, Judge James Brown ordered Handcox held without bond.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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