18-year-old held without bail on first-degree murder charge in connection with fatal shooting in South Shore home invasion

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An 18-year-old man accused of first-degree murder in connection with a home invasion in South Shore that ended in a fatal shooting Tuesday was ordered held...
without bail by a judge Thursday.

Timothy Wynn, of Chicago, was charged with one felony count of first-degree murder and one felony count of home invasion with a firearm.

In Illinois, a person can be charged with first-degree murder even if the death was directly caused by someone else and there was no intention to kill. The law is meant to deter people from crimes that could result in someone's death.

Wynn was arrested Tuesday morning after he was identified as one of at least three masked men who allegedly broke into an apartment in the 7500 block of South Saginaw Avenue in South Shore about 5:30 a.m. the same day, according to Chicago police. It was Wynn's gun that was used in the fatal shooting.

Authorities responded to the apartment and found a man unresponsive on the living room floor. The man, later identified as Ben Sims, 36, by the Cook County medical examiner's office, had been shot in the chest. Sims, who was a resident of the home,…
Shanzeh Ahmad, Chicago Tribune
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