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Man charged in deadly suburban Chicago mall shooting

This photo provided by the Orland Park Police Department shows Jakharr Williams. Police say the suspect they are searching for in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a suburban Chicago mall is a 19-year-old acquaintance of the victim. In a news release Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Orland Park Police said they are searching for Jakharr Williams of University Park in the shooting at Orland Square Mall. The attack Monday left 18-year-old Javon Britten of Richton Park dead and a bystander suffered a graze wound to the leg. (AP Photo/Orland Park Police Department)
January 25, 2019 - 10:27 AM

ORLAND PARK, Ill. - A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a suburban Chicago mall.

Orland Park police said Friday that prosecutors have charged Jakharr Williams, of University Park, with unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Police say their investigation continues and Williams will have a bond hearing Friday afternoon.

Williams was arrested Wednesday in connection with Monday's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Javon Britten, of Richton Park, at Orland Square Mall. Williams' arrest warrant carried a homicide charge, but the weapons charge was the only charge prosecutors had approved as of Friday afternoon.

Police say Britten was shot in the centre of the mall and ran away before collapsing outside of a clothing store. A bystander suffered a graze wound.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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