Bail was denied Thursday for a suburban man charged with shooting another man to death Monday evening in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Jeremy R. Starks, 34, of Park Forest faces felony counts of first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police.

About 6:30 p.m. Monday, Starks drove a white Buick Century to 26-year-old Antone Jackson’s home in the 7900 block of South Ridgeland, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Jackson was walking out of his house when Starks got out of the Buick and got something out of the trunk, according to prosecutors. Witnesses reported seeing the two men talking and then Jackson raise his hands into the air and yell “don’t do it, don’t do it” before Starks shot him multiple times.

Jackson was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:27 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Officers in the area heard the gunshots and saw the Buick speeding through an alley, prosecutors said. As they followed the Buick, they saw Stark throw a Glock 30 pistol from the window of the sedan. The gun shoots .45-caliber bullets and five .45 caliber-casings were recovered from around Jackson’s body.

Starks was denied bail at a court appearance Thursday, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Office records. He is expected back in court July 17.


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