West Side man charged with fatally shooting woman in South ShoreSun-Times Wireon February 25, 2021 at 2:08 pm

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli said her staff only learned in January that the “secret hearings” were taking place, and was shocked when a reporter told her the practice dated back 10 years.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with a fatal shooting April 16, 2020, in the 7000 block of South Clyde Avenue. | Adobe Stock Photo

Dakari Grayer is due in bond court Thursday.

A man was charged with fatally shooting a woman in April in the South Shore neighborhood.

Dakari Grayer, 32, of the Austin neighborhood, was charged with first-degree murder in the April 16 shooting of Mariah Edwards, Chicago police said.

Dakari Grayer
Chicago police
Dakari Grayer

About 2:40 a.m., officers responding to gunfire found Edwards lying on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Clyde Avenue, police said.

Edwards, 21, had multiple gunshot wounds to her chest and died later at a hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

She had been arguing with someone in a vehicle before someone shot her and fled, police said. Grayer was arrested 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of West Augusta Boulevard after police identified him as the shooter.

He was due in bond court Thursday.

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