Man Charged in Murder of Woman, Her 5-Year-Old Son

Antonio Lewis is accused of fatally shooting a mother and her 5-year-old son

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    Chicago Police
    Antonio Lewis

    A hospitalized 18-year-old man faces murder charges in connection with the deaths of a mother and her son in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Police said Antonio Lewis of the 5500 block of South Winchester Avenue is accused of shooting and killing 31-year-old Chevonne Brown and her 5-year-old son Sterling Sims in June.

    Brown and Sims were found shot inside their home on the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue around 3 a.m. June 28. Police said Lewis also tried to shoot Brown's 11-year-old son but the gun malfunctioned.

    Less than 24 hours after their bodies were found, Lewis was shot in the groin, back and neck while standing on a sidewalk near 28th and Arlington. He was taken to Mt Sinai Hospital where he remains.

    Lewis has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. A judge will set his bond Friday.

    Family members remember Brown as a dedicated mother who loved her boys.

    "I'm in pain," Doris Sims said in June. "I'm in pain and I'm in shock, and I can't really describe it because I just buried my mother this past Saturday, so I'm still just trying to suffer and get over her death."