Murder plot: Man charged in killing of witness under instruction of defendant, prosecutors say

Murder plot: Man charged in killing of witness under instruction of defendant, prosecutors say

CHICAGO — A person has been charged with killing the one witness in a homicide case on the request of the defendant who was being held in Cook dinner County Jail.

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Kyrell Pittmon was 19 years previous when he shot a cellphone retailer proprietor in Humboldt Park, killing him within the presence of Chicago cops who chased him and opened fireplace however missed, prosecutors mentioned in court docket Thursday.

Pittmon escaped in a ready automotive after the assault on Could 3, 2019 however was later recognized by DNA from a face masks he dropped, Assistant State’s Lawyer Daniel Hanichak mentioned.

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He was additionally recognized by intensive cellphone recordings from the jail that confirmed the planning of the homicide, the prosecutor mentioned.

Pittmon was on digital dwelling monitoring for a pending gun case, and it confirmed him away from dwelling through the time of the homicide, Hanichak mentioned.

Mutasim Sulieman, 33, was killed within the assault. He had recognized Terran Scott and Deshon Jones as shooters in a 2016 homicide case that was set to go to trial, Hanichak mentioned. Scott and Jones have been accused of fatally capturing Tommie Lee Pledge inside Sulieman’s cellphone retailer.

Jail cellphone information present Scott had finished “intensive planning” to kill Sulieman, Hanichak mentioned.Minutes earlier than the homicide, Scott was on the cellphone discussing what was taking place outdoors Sulieman’s retailer, Hanichak mentioned. Scott then allegedly realized minutes after the homicide that it had been finished.

Pittmon ambushed Sulieman as he closed his retailer, Division Fast Cease and Mobile at 3657 W. Division, and walked throughout the road to his automotive, Hanichak mentioned. Whereas working from the scene, Pittmon allegedly dropped a weapon used within the capturing.

Pittmon was arrested Thursday and instructed police he had damaged his digital monitoring restrictions due to stress from his cousin’s loss of life, Hanichak mentioned. However his cousin’s killing truly occurred a number of weeks after Sulieman’s homicide, Hanichak mentioned.

Pittmon has three younger kids and lives together with his mom, his lawyer mentioned.

Decide Barbara Dawkins ordered him held with out bail.

(Supply: Solar-Occasions Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Occasions 2022.)

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