James Wilson charged with murder in shooting death of Barnett Adams

James Wilson / Photo from Chicago Police
James Wilson / Photo from Chicago Police

A west suburban man has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting Barnett Adams to death last month during an argument in the Austin community.

The police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested James Wilson, 30, in Urbana and he was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said.

Wilson is accused of fatally shooting Adams during a Dec. 19 argument in the 5600 block of West Chicago Avenue, authorities said.

Barnett Adams / Submitted Photo

Barnett Adams / Submitted Photo

The men were arguing in the street when Wilson allegedly pulled out a gun and shot multiple times about 5:10 p.m., authorities said. Wilson fled after the shooting.

Adams, 33, of the 600 block of North Waller Avenue, died about an hour later at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Wilson, of the 7400 block of Washington Street in Forest Park, is expected to appear for a bond hearing Thursday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in the 2600 block of South California Avenue.

— Homicide Watch Chicago

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