A man has been charged in the 2007 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy who was killed during an argument in the city's South Chicago neighborhood.
Carl Morris, 28, of the 600 block of Harrison Drive in Quincy, was charged Thursday night with first degree murder in the May 23, 2007 slaying of Dante Atkins, police said.
Shortly after 2 a.m. that day, Morris got in an argument with Atkins on the 7900 block of South Paxton Avenue, police said.
At some point during the quarrel, Morris shot Atkins in the chest. Atkins, of the 8000 block of South Merrill Avenue, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:19 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Atkins attended the School of Technology at South Shore High School, according to a Tribune story about Chicago Public School students killed during the 2006-2007 school year.
A warrant naming Morris was issued and he was arrested Thursday in Quincy, Ill., police said.
Morris had been scheduled to appear in Bond Court this afternoon, but his hearing was postponed until Saturday when the defense attorney hired to appear in court on his behalf did not show up.
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