Demetrius Newell dies on Christmas Eve, five days after being shot on the block where he lived in Austin

After being shot in the chest on the block where he lived in the West Side Austin neighborhood, Demetrius L. Newell died five days later on Christmas Eve.

The 28-year-old, known to friends as “HollywoodMagic,” was in the 1500 block of North Mayfield at 12:32 p.m. Dec. 19 when someone walked up and fired shots, striking him in the chest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter then ran away.

Newell, who lived on the block where he was shot, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He was pronounced dead there on Christmas Eve at 4:05 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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