The shooting victim was a mountain of a man: he stood 6-foot-8 and weighed more than 300 pounds. When he was shot and killed earlier this year outside the Sound Bar nightclub where he worked, news reports said that the imposing bouncer had been well-liked. But someone shot him as a brawl broke out in a crowd of about 15 people on the sidewalk at the corner of Franklin and Ontario.
Chicago police say they have arrested and charged a 41-year-old man in the fatal March shooting outside the River North club. The suspect is facing a felony count of murder and a felony count of mob action in the death of the 28-year-old security guard.
The 41-year-old turned himself in to officers at the Wentworth District police station, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He is the third suspect arrested since the March 8 shooting.
A 37-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of the security guard. He was charged with first degree attempted murder in the shooting of a 58-year-old man who was injured in the incident. A 34-year-old man was arrested in June and also charged with murder.
The charges the three defendants face could not be more serious. The state of Illinois has harsh punishments for those convicted of violent crimes, up to life in prison.
If you or a loved one is charged with a violent crime in Cook County, decline to speak to investigators until you have spoken with an attorney experienced in criminal defense in city, county, state and federal court systems.