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CHICAGO – A Chicago man is accused of fatally shooting another man during a card game because that person was spitting while he talked, prosecutors said.

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Edward McKissic was arrested in connection with the death of Meshach Warren Richardson, 35, of Chicago early Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

According to police, McKissic was with his girlfriend and playing cards in a hookah lounge with Richardson and another man, who was later identified as the victim’s brother, the newspaper reported. McKissic allegedly became annoyed that Richardson was talking and spitting during the game, WMAQ reported.

According to Cook County prosecutors, when Richardson stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, McKissic followed him and took a gun from his waistband and opened fire, the television station reported.

McKissic then stood over Richardson’s body and allegedly continued to fire outside the lounge, the Sun-Times reported.

A man with a concealed carry license pulled out a gun and shot McKissic in the arm, according to the newspaper. McKissic allegedly fled the scene, but the man with the firearm followed him and pointed police in his direction, prosecutors said.

Police recovered 10 spent shell casings from McKissic’s gun and counted 17 gunshot wounds on Richardson’s body, according to prosecutors.

McKissic was sentenced to probation in 2003 for aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon, the Sun-Times reported.

He was being held without bail, the newspaper reported.