Chicago man, woman charged with murder of veteran in University Village shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) - A second person charged in the January murder of a Vietnam veteran in the University Village neighborhood has been ordered held without bond.

Kevin Mason, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder for the Jan. 26 shooting death of 62-year-old Robert Howard in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street, according to a statement from Chicago Police. Howard was found shot once in the head.

Mason, of the 1300 block of Blue Island, was ordered held without bond Friday.

Three days after Howard’s death, authorities charged Charneise Silas, 45, with one felony count of aggravated battery. She was ordered held on $250,000 bond.

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