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Man Charged with Murder After Accomplice Killed During Retaliation Shooting

  Jackie Stiffend, 26, was charged with first-degree murder.
Jackie Stiffend, 26, was charged with first-degree murder.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A man who planned a retaliation shooting after being robbed in November has been charged with murder following the death of his accomplice, prosecutors said Monday.

On Nov. 24, Jackie Stiffend, LaChris Hendricks and two others were robbed at gunpoint at a liquor store near Kedzie and Lake streets in East Garfield Park, prosecutors said. Four gunman took money and jewelry.

Stiffend, 26, Hendricks, 32, and the two others who had been robbed hatched a plan to grab some guns and get their property back, prosecutors said.

Just after midnight on Nov. 25, the foursome went to the 2900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, where they found the alleged thieves hanging out in a white car.

Stiffend and Hendricks opened fire, police said. A man inside the car was shot in his buttocks and hamstring before the car drove away.

During the shoot-out, Hendricks, who lived in west suburban Cicero, was fatally shot in his chest, arm and hand. Police were not sure whether Stiffend or one of the men in the car was responsible.

Hendricks was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, and cops recovered a 9 mm handgun and 40 mm casings on the scene.

On Friday, police arrested Stiffend, who lives in the 300 block of North Francisco Avenue, and charged him with first-degree murder and felony aggravated battery by discharging a firearm.

Illinois state law says anyone involved in committing a felony that results in a murder can be charged with that murder, regardless of whether he or she was the actual shooter.

Stiffend was held in lieu of $250,000 bond Monday. According to prosecutors, he has no felony criminal history.

Contributing: Erin Meyer