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Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting at NW Side Walgreens

Louis Hicks was taken into custody on Wednesday night

A 33-year-old man is facing murder charges in the shooting death of a woman inside a northwest side Walgreens earlier this month.

According to Chicago police, Louis Hicks is facing first degree murder charges and a felony count of impersonation of an officer in connection with the shooting, which claimed the life of 46-year-old Sircie Varnado.

Police say that Hicks was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the shooting. He turned himself into police that night and was placed into custody.

According to police, Hicks arrived at a Walgreens store in the 4800 block of West Fullerton Avenue and began tussling with Varnado, who was suspected of shoplifting from the store. After Varnado ended up on the ground, Hicks allegedly shot her in the face, killing her. 

Police sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Hicks left the location after the shooting, taking a shell casing from his gun with him. 

Stay tuned for more details on this developing story.

We are learning more tonight about the woman who was shot and killed in a Walgreens on the Northwest Side. NBC 5’s Patrick Fazio has the details. 
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