Bond Denied for Man Charged with 2011 Shooting of Cook on Break

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    Shots fired from a car weren't intended for Joshua Hudgins, 34, who'd stepped outside for a break from work on Tuesday night, friends and police say.

    A 21-year-old man was reportedly denied bond Saturday after he was charged with the 2011 fatal shooting of a cook at a South Side restaurant gunned down while taking a smoking break outside.

    Michael Pryor, of the 200 block of West Swann Street, was charged with one count of first degree murder, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

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    Joshua Hudgins, once called Alice's Bar-B-Que's "number one cook," was shot outside of the restaurant, at 65 E. 43rd St., in Bronzeville on July 12, 2011.

    Police said a gunman fired shots from a light-colored vehicle toward Alice's Bar-B-Que, striking Hudgins with three bullets.

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    Hudgins, 34, of the 4900 block of South Champlain Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. He was not the intended target, police said.

    Pryor lives about a mile south and west from the shooting scene.