Two gang members were ordered held on $1 million bail for fatally shooting a rival in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood as he pleaded for his life, prosecutors said.
Keith Shaw, 22, of the 3100 block of West Foster Avenue, was killed in the 3400 block of Sunnyside Avenue around 11 p.m. Tuesday several blocks from Theodore Roosevelt High School, officials said.
Clauduis Jackson, 20, and Giovanni Martinez, 16, were both charged with first-degree murder. Martinez was being charged as an adult, prosecutors said.
Jackson and Martinez, members of the Spanish Gangster Disciples street gang, were walking with Shaw, who was a rival, when they headed into an alley, prosecutors said.
Witnesses said Jackson pulled out a revolver and shot Shaw once, according to prosecutors. Shaw tried to flee and collapsed on a sidewalk, prosecutors said.
Jackson handed the gun to Martinez, who stood over the unarmed Shaw and fired, prosecutors said. Martinez shot a second time at close range, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Jackson and Martinez were complying with orders from a high-ranking member of their gang to kill Shaw because he was a rival.
Martinez allegedly told others of his involvement and said Shaw pleaded for his life, prosecutors said.
"Keith Shaw pleaded with him not to shoot and Keith Shaw said, 'Nah. Folks, don't do it, I love you,' " prosecutors said.
The men were pointed out as the shooters by witnesses, and the two admitted their roles in the slaying, prosecutors said.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun