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Zion man charged in Evanston fatal shooting

Dominc Connerly

Dominc Connerly

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Updated: February 12, 2014 3:36AM

A Zion man has been charged with first degree murder in the Saturday shooting death of an Chicago man in Evanston.

Dominc Connerly, 22, of 2037 Jethro Ave. will appear in bond court this morning at the Skokie courthouse.

Connerly is a former Evanston resident and was currently on parole at the time of the shooting.

Police said the victim, identified as Floyd Gibert, 30, lived about two blocks away from where he was fatally shot.

Court records show the Gibert was sentenced last year in a Skokie courtroom to two years in prison for resisting arrest and possession of marijuana between 30 and 500 grams.

At a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday night, Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington said there was a surveillance camera in the area but that the victim had been shot in an area beyond the camera’s coverage.

The shooting is believed to have occurred from an on-going dispute between two rival groups that was fueled by some social media postings prior to the shooting.

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