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West Side Man Charged in 2013 Back of the Yards Murder

By Alex Parker | June 14, 2014 1:34pm | Updated on June 15, 2014 4:17pm
 Steven Douglas is charged with killing Rico Lawrence in August 2013.
Steven Douglas is charged with killing Rico Lawrence in August 2013.
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CHICAGO — Police say a West Garfield Park man is responsible for the August 2013 slaying of a man in Back of the Yards.

Steven Douglas, 22, of the 200 block of North Kildare Avenue, is charged with murdering Rico Lawrence, 33, on Aug. 30 of last year. Police on Sunday said Lawrence was 43.

Police say Douglas shot Lawrence in the head about 1:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of South Winchester Avenue.

Lawrence had been in an altercation with neighbors the night before, and suffered stab wounds near his spine, his family said at the time. Police could not verify the details of the stabbing. But they said Lawrence, who had documented gang ties, was killed outside his home the following day.

"He came home, and that was it," Lawrence's cousin Lisa Harris said.

 Rico Lawrence, 33, was shot dead outside his home on Aug. 30.
Rico Lawrence
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"Everyone in the neighborhood knew him," said Lillie Harris, a 58-year-old cousin. "He was well-liked."

Douglas is due in court Saturday.


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