Man charged with fatally shooting Courtney Lewis, wounding second man in Auburn Gresham

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Curtis Conner | Chicago Police

Curtis Conner | Chicago Police

A man has been charged with an Auburn Gresham neighborhood shooting that left Courtney Lewis dead and another man critically wounded earlier this month on the South Side.

Curtis Conner, 25, faces one count of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm, and three counts of attempted first-degree murder, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

About 12:30 p.m. April 2, the 20-year-old Lewis was with three other people inside a car in the 8200 block of South Ada when shots rang out, authorities said.

Courtney Lewis | Facebook

Courtney Lewis | Facebook

The car carrying Lewis sped away from the scene. Two passengers in the vehicle realized they’d been shot and the driver stopped in the 8400 block of South Aberdeen, police said at the time.

Lewis was shot twice in the back, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. that day, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

A 19-year-old man in the vehicle suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was initially listed in critical condition, police said. The other two passengers were not injured.

Conner, who lives in the neighborhood, was arrested Wednesday after being positively identified as the shooter, police said.

On Saturday, he was ordered held without bond at Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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