Man extradited from Mexico in 1994 murder of Illinois college student

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CHICAGO — A man who fled to Mexico after authorities say he fatally shot an 18-year-old college student 24 years has been returned to Chicago to face murder charges.

Cook County prosecutors said in court Thursday that 43-year-old Oscar Hernandez left the country following the April 1994 shooting of Armand Browning, who was home on spring break from Virginia's Hampton University.

Police say the then-19-year-old Hernandez shouted gang slogans and fired six bullets into a vehicle carrying Browning and friends after it apparently crossed a gang boundary on Chicago's West Side. The shooting happened in the 3900 block of West Wabansia Avenue in the city's Logan Square neighborhood.

Hernandez then fled to Mexico, where he resettled with his wife and children.

Hernandez was extradited this week from Mexico on an arrest warrant issued in 2015. A judge ordered him held without bond during his initial court appearance.

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