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17-year-old Shot on Far South Side in Attempted Robbery

By Anna Deem in News on Oct 25, 2009 7:00PM

At about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night, Dequarius Cannon, 17, and another individual were sitting in a car at the intersection of 105th and Peoria streets on the Far South Side in the Washington Heights neighborhood when someone approached their vehicle and demanded valuables from them, according to police News Affairs Officers Laura Kubiak. Cannon, who was in the driver's seat, got shot in his left temple, Kubiak said.

After the shooting occurred, the other person in the car grabbed the wheel and sped off, driving to the 10700 block of South Green Street, Cannon's residence, and called an ambulance, Kubiak said. Cannon was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Calumet Area Detectives are still investigating the shooting, which happened on the 10500 block of South Peoria Street, according to the medical examiner's office.