Teen charged in fatal shooting of CPD employee

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CHICAGO – A teen was charged today in the shooting death of a Chicago police department employee.

18-year-old William Cochran is charged with murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. A judge set bond at one million dollars for Cochran.

Last month, at 115th and Church, prosecutors say Cochran and two others rolled up on bicycles and pulled out guns.

At the same time, John Buckner and his wife were unloading groceries from the shiny red Dodge Charger they had just bought an hour earlier. Their 11-year-old grandson was also outside admiring the car.

Prosecutors say the gunmen fired first on a group of friends sitting on a porch and hit a 41-year-old man in the ear.

Then, the gunmen turned and opened fire on Buckner, his wife and grandson.

They threw themselves to the ground. Buckner was fatally shot.

He was a civilian Chicago police employee for 25 years and neighbors say he was an inspiration

Information from residents helped investigators track down Cochran.

The search continues for two others involved.

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