CHICAGO — A second man has been charged in the killing of a 27-year-old father who was shot during a Chicago Lawn break-in and robbery in July, police said Thursday.
Damien Thomas, 21, of the 2300 Block of West 65th Street, was charged with murder and home invasion, police said.
Thomas and Dorvell Gogins, 23, were identified as the men who went inside someone's home in the 6400 block of South Spaulding Avenue on July 11, police said.
The two entered the home while 27-year-old Jeremiah Brown and at least one other person were inside, authorities said earlier this summer.
Neighbors said at the time that they believed Brown tried to go after the robbers as soon as they left.
Brown chased Gogins inside a Lexus and ran him over, leaving Gogins with two broken legs, according the Tribune.
Police said that in the mayhem, Gogins managed to fire the fatal shot that hit Brown in the chest. The shooting happened in the 6300 block of South Kedzie Avenue about 3 p.m.
Brown, who lived in the 6200 block of South Albany Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:31 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Brown's kindergarten-aged son was among the loved ones who rushed to the shooting site that evening.
Gogins was charged with murder and home invasion just days after the killing.
It was unclear how Thomas made his getaway from the scene. He was arrested about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, cops said.