Suspect in custody after man is fatally shot near Howard CTA station

The victim was shot in the 1600 block of West Howard, just a few steps from the CTA overpass. | Google

Chicago police are questioning a suspect after a man was shot and killed near the Howard CTA station on Thursday afternoon. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Kenneth Sandy, 30, of the 3100 block of West Devon.

At about 1:51 p.m., Sandy got into an argument with another person in the 1600 block of West Howard, and the confrontation turned physical, police said. The other individual pulled out a gun and fired at least four shots, striking Sandy in the chest.

The Chicago Fire Department transported him to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m.

Officers took a suspect into custody at the scene.

Sandy is the 31st person shot in Rogers Park this year, down slightly from 32 at this point last year but higher than 23 victims in 2021. Authorities categorized three of last year’s shootings as self-defense.

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