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Chicago man, 18, charged in fatal Rosemont mall shooting, denied bail, police say

Chicago Tribune logo Chicago Tribune 4/1/2022 Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune
People gather outside of Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont following a shooting at the mall on March 25, 2020. © Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS People gather outside of Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont following a shooting at the mall on March 25, 2020.

A judge in Rolling Meadows denied bond Friday for an 18-year-old man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Skokie man and the wounding of a 15-year-old bystander March 25 at a fashion mall in Rosemont, police said.

Cook County Judge Ellen Beth Mandeltort oversaw the hearing on Friday for Jose G. Matias, who was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to court records and Rosemont police.

Matias, of the 8300 block of West Berwyn Avenue in Chicago’s O’Hare neighborhood, was the subject of a nationwide manhunt. He is due back in court April 15.

The attack stemmed from a dispute between Matias and the 20-year-old man who was killed, Joel Valdes, of Skokie. The 15-year-old girl who was also shot has been released from a hospital, police said earlier.

The mall, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, was locked down and frantic shoppers described terrified moments.

rsobol@chicagotribune

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