17 years for fatal 2013 shooting of Phillip Curtis outside his grandmother’s house in Auburn Gresham

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Terrence Ghani | Chicago Police

Terrence Ghani | Chicago Police

A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for fatally shooting Phillip Curtis in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood more than three years ago.

Terrence Ghani, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Nov. 14, according to Cook County court records.

Ghani fatally shot the 21-year-old Curtis about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 2013, in the 8700 block of South Loomis Street, authorities said.

Curtis, of the 8600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was shot in the abdomen, arm and neck; and died about an hour later at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, authorities said.

Curtis’ grandmother, Lucille Murdock, said at the time that her son was coming to help her when gunfire erupted outside her home. She looked out the window and saw her grandson on the ground.

Phillip Curtis | Facebook

Phillip Curtis | Facebook

Curtis, nicknamed “Mister,” had two 1-year-old daughters, family members said. He had attended DuSable High School and enjoyed playing video games.

Judge Carol Howard sentenced Ghani to 17 years in prison during a hearing on Dec. 6, according to court records. He will receive credit for three years and 15 days served in the Cook County Jail, and will have to serve two years of supervised release.

Ghani was booked into the Stateville Correctional Center to begin serving his sentence Dec. 8.

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