COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Chicago man has been charged in the 2009 death of a teenager who thrown from his car and run over.
Hugo Ocon, 27, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Andres Yanez, 16.
Prosecutors said Yanez and his friends drove by a gas station in the 6100 block of South Cicero Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. on June 18, 2009, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said at a bond hearing Friday, where Ocon and other Two-Six gang members were hanging out.
Ocon, an alleged member of the Two-Six street gang who goes by the name "Juicy," and members of a group started throwing gang signs and chased the teen in Ocon's van.
Ocon, the driver, allegedly pursued Yanez for several blocks, ramming the back of his car, Kwilos said. When Ocon struck the driver's side of the car, it flipped over, and Yanez was ejected.
Another driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting Yanez but failed.
Ocon, the owner of the van, allegedly fled. Prosecutors said Ocon used his van as a weapon, leading to the teen's death.
A Cook County judge ordered Ocon held on $500,000 bond Friday.
Prosecutors did not explain why Ocon was only recently arrested in the 2009 murder.