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Killer On The Run For South Chicago Murder Nabbed in Minnesota, FBI Says

By Howard Ludwig | August 10, 2017 12:18pm | Updated on August 11, 2017 11:30am
 Shaqir Mustapha (left) was arrested in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Aug. 1. A warrant was issued July 10 for Mustapha for the shooting death of Jeremy H. Ray (right) of Roseland.
Shaqir Mustapha (left) was arrested in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Aug. 1. A warrant was issued July 10 for Mustapha for the shooting death of Jeremy H. Ray (right) of Roseland.
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SOUTH CHICAGO — Shaqir Mustapha, 20, has been arrested in Brooklyn Park, Minn. for a 2016 shooting death in South Chicago, according to FBI officials in Chicago.

Special Agent Garrett Croon said Thursday that Mustapha was arrested Aug. 1 just north of Minneapolis by FBI agents and Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies.

A warrant for Mustapha was issued in July by a Cook County judge. Mustapha was wanted for first-degree murder for a fatal shooting June 10, 2016, Croon said.

Jeremy H. Ray, 27, of Roseland was killed at 9:35 p.m. that day in the 8900 block of South Brandon Street in South Chicago. Ray was a documented gang member, police said at the time.

A pair of gunmen got out of a car, walked up and opened fire, striking Ray repeatedly. The shooters got back in the car and drove off, Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago Police spokeswoman, said in the wake of the fatal incident.

Ray was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m.

Chicago Police asked the FBI to help find Mustapha, Croon said. He was identified by witnesses as the shooter and is being held in Hennepin County Jail, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.