Man charged with fatal shooting in Austinon June 8, 2021 at 6:38 am

A 32-year-old man has been charged with a fatal shooting Friday in Austin on the West Side.

Marshawn Pierce has been charged with a felony count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago police.

Michael Cooper was in a backyard about 7:25 p.m. June 4, in the 5200 block of West Le Moyne Street, when someone approached and opened fire, striking him in the head, police said. The 23-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Pierce was arrested about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, after he was identified as the person who allegedly fired the fatal shots, police said.

He is due in bond court Tuesday.

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