COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Prosecutors said a Logan Square teen yelled out a gang slogan before gunning down a 25-year-old man in Humboldt Park last month.
Carlos Rivera, 18, was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Fernando Sanchez, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.
Sanchez was gunned down just before 2 a.m. on July 13 in front of an apartment building in the 3700 block of West LeMoyne Street. The apartment building was Maniac Latin Disciple territory, said Assistant State's Attorney Heather Kent.
As Sanchez stood in the doorway of the building, Rivera — an admitted member of the Latin Kings — got out of a car and made a beeline toward Sanchez, Kent said.
Raising a silver semi-automatic handgun toward Sanchez, Rivera allegedly called out "DK," which is short for "Disciple Killer," and shot Sanchez once in the chest, Kent said.
When Sanchez turned to run, Rivera allegedly shot him twice more in the back.
Sanchez was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 3:30 a.m., police said.
Rivera, of the 3900 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, is currently on probation for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and was put on supervision in 2009 in connection with robbery charges, Kent said.
Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Rivera held on $1.5 million bail.