CHICAGO — Police said a man has been arrested and charged after he robbed a Downers Grove man at gunpoint and shot him to death in West Garfield Park earlier this month.
Anthony Tucker, 41, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery with discharge of a firearm, and two counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Authorities said Tucker killed 44-year-old John Serpe, of the 2900 block of Maple Avenue in Downers Grove, in addition to robbing two other people at gunpoint.
About 5:10 a.m. on Feb. 9, Serpe was inside a car in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street when Tucker approached and said he was going to rob him, according to a statement from police.
When Serpe tried to get away in his car, Tucker shot him in the chest, according to cops. Tucker then robbed a female passenger in the car before he took off, police said.
Serpe was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:30 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
A third victim, who said she'd been robbed at gunpoint before Serpe was killed, identified Tucker as her assailant, according to police. He was arrested after being identified as the man who killed Serpe and committed the heists, police said.
Tucker is expected to be in bond court on Tuesday.