CHICAGO — A person is accused of taking pictures right into a West City restaurant the place his ex-girlfriend labored, fatally placing a patron sitting on the bar.
Charlie Moreno, 41, fired via the window of Curramba Colombian Restaurant Bar, 2701 W. Division St round 9:20 p.m. Friday, police mentioned. He had as soon as dated a lady, 27, who began working on the restaurant a couple of month in the past.
Throughout their eight-month relationship, Moreno was bodily abusive to the lady “each day,” prosecutors mentioned in court docket Monday. There have been at the very least two police studies filed in the course of the relationship, they mentioned.
The connection resulted in June and Moreno started to stalk the lady at her new job on the restaurant, prosecutors mentioned. He texted the lady that he was going to kill her and “shoot her at work,” they mentioned.
Three days earlier than the taking pictures, the lady was driving within the backseat of a automobile, on her technique to the restaurant, when Moreno approached and fired a gun into the automobile, prosecutors mentioned. Nobody was wounded.
The night time of the deadly assault, the lady was working on the bar of the restaurant and stepped out to have a cigarette when she noticed Moreno drive up and start to fireside, prosecutors mentioned.
One of many photographs entered the restaurant and struck a person, 50, who was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced lifeless, police mentioned.
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About half-hour later, Moreno’s automobile was concerned in a visitors crash 12 blocks from the scene. Moreno tried to flee however was ultimately taken into custody.
Moreno was charged with first-degree homicide and tried first-degree homicide, police mentioned.
Moreno has a “important” legal background, in line with prosecutors.
On the time of the Friday taking pictures, he was on parole for aggravated battery with a firearm, for which he was sentenced to fifteen years in jail. In that case, Moreno shot a person twice within the chest and as soon as within the face after attempting to rob him, prosecutors mentioned.
Moreno was convicted of the identical cost in 2003 and sentenced to 6 years. In that case, he was arguing with an individual utilizing a pay cellphone, then shot the individual within the leg and “callously walked away,” prosecutors mentioned.
A decide Monday ordered Moreno to be held with out bond.
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