Man, 55, charged in South Chicago double murder
CHICAGO - A man is facing charges in connection with a double murder over the weekend in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Steven Hawthorne, 55, is accused walking into a home in the 8300 block of South Luella Avenue and fatally shooting 51-year-old Norman Redden, according to police.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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Hawthorne then allegedly chased Tamera Washington, 26, to the 8200 block of South Paxton Avenue and struck her with a blunt object. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Hawthorne also shot at a 63-year-old man but did not wound him.
Hawthorne was arrested at the scene and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and one misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer.
He is scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.