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Slaying Near Red Line Station Leads To Murder Charge For 33-Year-Old Man

By Kelly Bauer | April 19, 2017 8:09am
 Fredrick Stewart, of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street, has been charged with first-degree murder.
Fredrick Stewart, of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street, has been charged with first-degree murder.
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Courtesy Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Fredrick Stewart, 33, has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a man he argued with at a Red Line Stop early Monday, officials said.

At 2:40 a.m., Stewart and Javontay Tolliver, 33, were in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard when they got into an argument, police said.

The men were arguing on a West Side Red Line platform when CTA workers told them to leave, but their fight continued outside the station, said Melissa Staples, chief of detectives for the Chicago Police Department.

Stewart took out a gun and fired shots at Tolliver, police said, hitting Tolliver in his head, chest and back.

Tolliver was pronounced dead at 3:53 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy showed he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Deering Police District officers spotted a suspect and arrested him.

Stewart, of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street in the Garfield Park neighborhood, has been charged with first-degree murder.