Latin King gang members Jesus Moro, 21, and Sergio Rodriguez, 20, had been charged with first-degree murder after they allegedly shot and killed 16-year-old Julian Castillo in Chicago on Friday evening, police mentioned.
Assistant State’s Attorney Angel Eggleston mentioned that Castillo, a Two-Six gang member, was reducing a pal’s hair when Moro and Rodriguez seen it was a “Two-Six cut,” which is the haircut for a rival gang, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Rodriguez turned enraged and “began to yell that he hates Two-Six and a Two-Six killed his boy,” then chased Castillo out of the home with Moro, capturing and beating him, in keeping with the newspaper.
Castillo was discovered by police outdoors the house with a number of gunshot wounds. He was transported to a neighborhood hospital the place he was pronounced useless.
Police discovered Moro and Rodriguez minutes later and took them into custody on first-degree homicide fees.
Moro was out on bail stemming from a July incident, making him the eighth individual this 12 months to shoot or kill somebody whereas out on bail for different severe crimes in Chicago, in keeping with public security information outlet CWBChicago.
A assessment of Moro’s felony historical past reveals a checkered previous.
On July 3 of final 12 months, he was charged with recklessly discharging a firearm, a category 4 felony.
After that incident, a choose ordered him to be held in lieu of $100,000, however a unique choose lower that in half a number of days later and Moro obtained out of jail by posting a $5,000 deposit bond, CWBChicago reviews.
Moro was additionally charged with reckless conduct on Aug. 28, 2019, and was charged with recklessly discharging a firearm in a separate incident on Oct. 7, 2017.
Arrest data present that Rodriguez was charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a gang member on Dec. 14, 2018.