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Prosecutors reject charges for 5 suspects in deadly gang-related gunfight

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Here’s the latest news in the area after the weekend.
Five men linked to a deadly gang-related shootout Friday in Austin were released from custody after prosecutors declined to charge each of them with a pair of felonies, including first-degree murder, the Sun-Times learned. Read more about the decision, which a police report says came in part because the incident was deemed “mutual combat.”
The death of an Illinois State Police trooper found Friday on the Dan Ryan Expressway was ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Gerald Mason, 35, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to autopsy results released Saturday.
And some Chicagoans trying to renew their DACA status say they’re concerned about how pandemic-related delays in the handling of applications are affecting their ability to work and retain employment. “Does it cross their mind everything that we are losing?” Ana Estrada, a DACA recipient, said. “Once it expires, they are not able to hire you anywhere.”
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Prosecutors reject charges against 5 suspects in deadly gang-related gunfight in Austin: ‘It’s just like the Wild West’
Death of Illinois State Police trooper on Dan Ryan Expressway ruled suicide
In Chicago, some DACA holders frustrated by renewal delays
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