A 68-year-old man was shot to death during an attempted robbery in the Logan Square neighborhood early Thursday.
Cayetano Sandoval was shot in the chest multiple times in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue about 1:50 a.m., authorities said.
Witnesses in a nearby bar told officers that two people tried to rob Sandoval, police said. One of the robbers knocked him to the ground, then the other shot him multiple times.
Both robbers ran off after the shooting, police said.
Sandoval, of the 1600 block of West Ontario Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said he was shot as many as five times.
An alleged gang member has been charged with murder after prosecutors said him and a friend fatally shot a 68-year-old man during a 2013 robbery in the Logan Square neighborhood.
Joshua Johnson, 23, was nabbed at the Rolling Meadows courthouse on Friday when he appeared for an unrelated case.
He now also faces first-degree murder charges for the Dec. 12, 2013, shooting death of Cayetano Sandoval in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue.
Prosecutors said Sandoval had just returned home from his job at a bakery when Johnson and another man approached him after he parked his van about 2 a.m.
Johnson demanded Sandoval give them money and began hitting him. Johnson held Sandoval down and the other man took out a gun and opened fire, prosecutors said.
Sandoval was shot five times and died at the scene, authorities said.
Mario Ortega, 20; and Joshua Johnson, 23, approached Sandoval after he parked his car in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue around 2 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2013, coming home from his job at a bakery, according to Cook County court documents. Prosecutors said Ortega, also known as “King Krazy,” and Johnson are both Latin Kings.