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Springfield police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

July 4, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Chicago-area man.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/13oaled ) Springfield police announced the arrests Thursday.

They say the men are accused of being involved in the shooting death of 34-year-old Charles Hunter of Bellwood. Authorities say Bellwood was shot in the back during a disturbance around 2 a.m. Friday.

Twenty-year-old Jeramy S. Jones and 19-year-old Trevonte D. Jackson, both of Springfield, are charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Raymond Wallace, age 28, of Springfield is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

It was unclear Thursday whether the men have defense attorneys.

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