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Man Charged in December Englewood Killing

By  Emily Morris and Erin Meyer | January 16, 2014 9:02am | Updated on January 16, 2014 3:48pm

 Nevada Hicks, 18, of the 5500 block of South Paulina Street.
Nevada Hicks, 18, of the 5500 block of South Paulina Street.
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CHICAGO — A man has been charged in the December shooting death of a man in Englewood, police said Thursday.

Nevada Hicks, 18, was charged with first-degree murder for his role in the death of 22-year-old Demarco Lyons, authorities said. 

Lyons was shot about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 8 in the 300 block of West 60th Place, according to police.

Prosecutors said Thursday, when Hicks appeard in court for a brief bond hearing, that Lyons and a witness were walking down the street when Hicks appeared with a gun.

He pointed the gun at Lyons, fired it multiple times and then jumped back into a getaway car, prosecutors said.

Lyons, of the 6000 block of South Princeton Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:58 p.m, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Hicks, of the 5500 block of South Paulina Street, was identified in a lineup by the witness, prosecutors said.

He was ordered held without bail Thursday.