COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man who was allegedly involved in the shooting of a young man preparing to begin a career as a pharmacist has been charged with murder.
Gentiles Williamson had recently finished pharmacy school and was set to start a new job when he was shot dead in front of his father, Aquiles Hood, late last month in 3100 block of West Arthington Avenue.
Mark Harbin, 23, and a second man who has not been arrested, walked up to the father and son, who were getting in a car, and Harbin pointed a gun at Hood, Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Dibler said at a Wednesday court hearing. The second gunman approached Williamson.
"The unarrested co-offender said something to the victim and then fired three shots at the victim," Dibler said.
The two men fled.
Hood was later able to identify Harbin as being the one who pointed the gun at him.
Harbin was on parole at the time of the attack, prosecutors said.
A judge ordered Harbin, of the 6600 block of South Perry Avenue, held on $600,000 bond.
Hood, 63, said after the murder that Williamson had just finished pharmacy school, and was set to begin working as a pharmacist at a Walgreens two days later. He said his son was not into gangs and was known all around the block as a good kid.
Hood was not sure why his son was shot. He did not believe it was a robbery because "no one asked me for money," but thought it may have to deal with his son's girlfriend.
Prosecutors did not address the motive for the shooting at Wednesday's bond hearing.