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Published on March 03, 2024
Two Chicago Men Charged with Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery After South State Street ShootoutSource: Chicago Police Department

Two young men are facing serious charges after their alleged involvement in an armed robbery and shootout in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department has reported that Damarco Williams, 20, and Devin Alexander, 18, have been charged with multiple felonies, including attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm.

The altercation occurred on March 1, just before suspects Williams and Alexander were detained in two separate locations. In a dramatic morning, properties were seized at gunpoint, and gunfire was exchanged with a security guard, in the South State Street area, thankfully, no individuals were struck by the bullets. According to the official release, the events led up to their arrest.

Williams, residing on the 300 block of E. 76th St., and Alexander, from the 800 block of W. Vermont St., both from Chicago, were placed into custody after being connected to the crime scene. Alongside the first-degree attempted murder charge, Williams is looking at various counts including four felony counts of armed robbery, and one count each of aggravated assault/discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault/use of a deadly weapon, and a misdemeanor theft charge. Alexander's rap sheet mirrors Williams', with the addition of extra misdemeanor counts of theft.

A detention hearing was set for both offenders on March 3, 2024, at 2600 S. California of the Cook County Criminal Courthouse. As the neighborhood reels from the violence, the Chicago Police Department has not released any further information on the case.