Man charged with fatal shooting of Gregory Wong during botched robbery attempt in 2016 in East Garfield Park

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Joseph Brown | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Joseph Brown | Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.

Bond has been denied for a South Side man charged with the fatal shooting Gregory Wong during an attempted robbery on the West Side in 2016.

Joseph Brown, 25, was charged last week with felony counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder, according to Chicago Police.

Investigators identified Brown as the man who fatally shot the 51-year-old Wong about 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2016, in the 3000 block of West 5th Avenue in East Garfield Park, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Wong, who lived in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gregory Wong | photo proivided

Gregory Wong | photo proivided

Brown is also accused of another shooting a few weeks earlier in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.

He allegedly confronted a 22-year-old man about 7:50 p.m. Oct. 19, 2016, in the 200 block of South Central Avenue and opened fire, striking the man in the leg. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Brown, who lives in the Bronzeville neighborhood, has been held at the Cook County Jail on a $100,000 bond since his arrest on Nov. 10, 2016, on an unrelated felony charge of being an armed habitual criminal, according to police and the Cook County sheriff’s office.

He appeared in bond court on the new charges Friday and was ordered held without bond, according to Cook County court records. His next court date was scheduled for Oct. 11.

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