Man Charged in Killing of Urban Prep Student in Back of the Yards


Maggio News covered this shooting last weekend


A Chicago man is charged with the murder of a high school student.

17-year-old Christopher Fields attended Urban Prep Academy. He was gunned down last weekend in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Maggio News covered this shooting last weekend

Judy Fields has lived in the 5200 block of S. Sangamon for more than 30 years, raising her children and grandchildren there. Many still live there, and the Fields say they had never been touched by neighborhood violence until last weekend.

“I heard it and a bullet came through the house, but I didn’t realize what it was until I found bullet hole and they found a bullet in the house,” said Judy Fields.

A bullet did more than come through her house. Bullets also struck Field’s grandchild. Christopher Fields was killed steps from his house as the 17-year-old was walking his female cousin home from the bus stop.

A half an hour after the shooting, police arrested Deonte Davis. The 26-year-old has been charged with murder. He allegedly unsuccessfully tried to rob a gas station minutes before opening fire in the 5200 block of S. Sangamon. Police said Chris Fields was not the intended target. Continue Reading

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