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In-court ID not tainted by suppressed at-scene ID (access required)

Even though the court has suppressed a victim’s identification of defendant at the crime scene, the victim’s subsequent in-court identification had an independent basis and is admissible. Further, there was probable cause to arrest defendant even without the show-up identification. As a result, any evidence from a post-arrest gunshot residue test and the contents of defendant’s ...