2nd Chicago man charged in murder of single mother struck by stray bullet at SW Side cell phone store

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A second Chicago man was charged in connection with the murder of a single mother inside a cell phone store on the city's Southwest Side.

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Candice Dickerson, 36, was with her sons inside a MetroPCS store when she was hit by a stray bullet.

Police said Marco Zabala provided the gun that Bryant Mitchell allegedly used to shoot at rival gang members near West 59th Street and South Kedzie Avenue on April 26.

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A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a mother of three who died after being struck by a stray bullet in a cellphone store on the Southwest Side.

One of the bullets went into a store, killing 36-year-old Candice Dickerson in front of two of her two youngest children, who are just 10 and 12 years old.

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Jacarey, 12, talks about his mother, Candice Dickerson, and the moments after she was shot while inside a cellphone store on Chicago's South Side.

Zabala, 24, was arrested on Sunday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder, all felonies. He is due in bond court Wednesday afternoon.

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Accused shooter Bryant Mitchell was denied bail Tuesday in the shooting death of Candice Dickerson, a SW Side mother gunned down at a cellphone store.

A judge denied bond for Mitchell, 23, on Tuesday. He is also charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first degree murder.

"He thought the people in the car that he was shooting at were opps. He said that 'this wasn't for the lady' and that 'she was in the wrong place at the wrong time,'" said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jim Murphy.

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A Chicago hospital mourned the tragic death of a longtime employee, who was killed by a stray bullet inside a Southwest Side cellphone store last month.

Dickerson worked as a pharmacy technician at Norwegian American Hospital for 14 years. A ceremony was held in her honor Tuesday, where her family and friends shared stories of her infectious spirit and kindness.

To help support Dickerson's family, the hospital has also established a benevolence fund for her three sons. So far, they've been able to raise more than $15,000.

Hospital officials said they also plan to give her oldest son a summer job so he can follow in his mother's footsteps, if he decides to do so.
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