Chatham shooting arrest: Man charged in convenience store worker's death

A 43-year-old man is behind bars after Chicago police say he shot and killed a convenience store worker during an attempted robbery last month.

Jimmy Smith was handed down multiple charges, which include: 

  • One felony count of murder - first-degree One felony count of murder - other forcible felonyOne felony count of robbery - armed - discharge firearm/bodily arm

He was arrested Feb. 23 for his involvement in the shooting on Jan. 9 in the Chatham neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

The shooting occurred at 10:16 p.m. in the 300 block of E. 79th Street when Smith tried to rob a 43-year-old man in an alley, according to CPD.

During the incident, Smith pulled a gun and shot the man in the head, killing him at the scene, officials say.

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The victim was identified by the medical examiner as Shadi Mohammads Uleimen Almomani.

Smith is expected to appear in court on Feb. 25 for a detention hearing.