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Alleged shooter in gang murder of Chester councilman to have bond hearing

Christopher Moore – who was indicted for murder Tuesday in connection with the November shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams – during a probable cause hearing in March.
Christopher Moore – who was indicted for murder Tuesday in connection with the November shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams – during a probable cause hearing in March. Herald file

The alleged shooter in the November killing of a Chester councilman who has been in jail for more than six months since arrest is set for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon, court officials said.

Police and prosecutors say Christopher Moore, 19, was the triggerman in a gang-related shooting of Odell Williams, 69, a former Chester police officer, on Nov. 4. Moore was indicted by a Chester County grand jury last week.

Moore and four others from the Roundtree Circle gang are charged in the crime, but only Moore is charged with murder as authorities said he ambushed Williams and shot him with an assault rifle after Williams followed the gang members. One of the others charged also told police that Williams shot at the gang members first.

Williams, a councilman for more than 15 years after retiring from the Chester Police Department, at the time he was killed was under indictment for allegedly threatening Chester’s police chief in an unrelated incident.

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