Tyrese Bell, 23, charged in shooting death of cab driver

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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Tyrese Bell.
Courtesy Chicago police

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tyrese Bell, 23, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a cab driver in the city's West Side last week, police said.

Cab driver Chinedu Madu, 51, was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in the 1200-block of South Albany Thursday after picking up a fare downtown.

Madu had emigrated from Nigeria and had been working a seven-day week despite having pneumonia. He leaves behind a wife of five years and a son.

Bell faces a first degree murder charge as well as three felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and is scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday.