Two charged in Southwest Side murder

Booking photos of Antonio Cox and Daquon Renfro (from left) (Photos from Chicago Police Department)

Two men have been charged in a fatal shooting late Sunday night on the Southwest Side.

Daquon E. Renfro, 19 of the 6000 block of South Wabash Avenue, and Antonio Cox, 20, of the 8400 block of South Throop Street, were both charged Tuesday afternoon with murder and attempted robbery with a firearm, police said. Renfro had a warrant out for his arrest during the time of the shooting.

Renfro was ordered held with no bail in bond court Wednesday. Cox's bail was set at $2 million.

Police said that about 11:46 p.m. Sunday, Renfro and Cox fatally shot Christopher Lang during the course of a robbery on the 3400 block of West 72nd Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood.

Lang, 25, of the 3500 block of West 72nd Street, was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m. Sunday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

According to preliminary reports, a gunman stepped out of a car and shot Lang before getting back in the car and pulling off, said police.

Police pursued an Oldsmobile Alero believed to be used in the shooting but when the driver stopped, all four passengers fled, said police. One passenger was caught near 73rd Street and Oakley Avenue, another in the 7200 block of South Claremont Avenue and the third in the the 7300 block of South Oakley Avenue.

Officers found a gun that was tossed from the car on the 7700 block of South Claremont, said police.

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