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updated: 8/14/2013 7:01 PM

Authorities say suspect in fatal shooting confessed to pastor

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A father of five confessed to a Chicago pastor that he shot to death a man who was standing near his estranged wife and her new boyfriend, authorities said. Lamont Grant later turned himself in.

Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Amanda Pillsbury said Grant was aiming at his ex-wife and the boyfriend when the bullets struck 54-year-old Ralph McNeal. The new boyfriend, unidentified by authorities, was wounded in the Saturday shooting and is hospitalized in serious condition.

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The Rev. Corey Booker said Grant's family contacted him. Brooks said Grant was distraught when he picked him up late Tuesday. He said Grant wanted to repent for his sins.

Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Wednesday ordered Grant held without bail.

It wasn't immediately known if Grant has a lawyer.

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