Man sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with fatal shooting of Chicago police officer’s son in 2016

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A judge on Wednesday sentenced a man to 12 years in prison in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a 19-year-old journalism student who was the son of a Chicago police officer.

Anthony Moore, 22, was charged with multiple felonies, including murder, but pleaded guilty on Wednesday to an amended count of conspiracy to commit murder, according to court records and a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Prosecutors dropped all other charges as part of the agreement.

Arshell “Trey” Dennis III was shot and killed Aug. 14, 2016, while on his family’s porch in the 2900 block of West 82nd Street on the South Side. A 20-year-old male friend with Dennis was also wounded.

Dennis was home for the summer and set to start his junior year at St. John’s University in New York City. He is the son of Sgt. Arshell “Chico” Dennis.

Prosecutors had alleged that Moore, 17 at the time of the shooting, was a Gangster Disciples gang member who mistook Dennis and two friends for rival gang members. Moore had been traveling with others in two separate cars when they spotted the three men on the porch, prosecutors alleged.

mabuckley@chicagotribune.com

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