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Man Charged With Murder 24 Years After Logan Square Shooting Left A Teen Dead

The man charged fled to Mexico after the shooting but was recently extradited, according to reports.

Oscar Hernandez, 43, has been charged in a murder from 1994.
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CHICAGO — A man has been charged with a Logan Square slaying that occurred more than two decades ago.

Oscar Hernandez, 43, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a Chicago Police news release. Hernandez was found in Mexico and recently extradited to the United States.

The murder happened 24 years ago. On April 4, 1994, Hernandez was in the 3900 block of West Wabansia Avenue when he fatally shot a man, police said.

Hernandez had lived on the same block as the shooting and witnesses said he was the attacker, but he fled to Mexico, prosecutors said Thursday, according to a Sun-Times report.

The victim was Armand Browning, 19, who had been visiting Chicago from California, according to the Sun-Times. Browning was a freshman in college.

Hernandez was ordered to be held without bail, according to Cook County Jail records. He will next appear in court on Sept. 18.