Clauduis Jackson, 20, and Giovanni Martinez, 16, were both charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Keith Shaw, 22, after the pair allegedly killed him to fulfill a requirement for gang initiation, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Jackson and Martinez were walking with the Shaw when they led him into an alley. That’s when the unsuspecting Shaw was allegedly faced with ambitious thugs with orders to follow.Follow @newsoneofficial
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Jackson and Martinez, members of the Spanish Gangster Disciples street gang, were walking with Shaw, who was a rival, when they headed into an alley, prosecutors said.
Witnesses said Jackson pulled out a revolver and shot Shaw once, according to prosecutors. Shaw tried to flee and collapsed on a sidewalk, prosecutors said.
Jackson handed the gun to Martinez, who stood over the unarmed Shaw and fired, prosecutors said. Martinez shot a second time at close range, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Jackson and Martinez were complying with orders from a high-ranking member of their gang to kill Shaw because he was a rival.
Martinez allegedly told others of his involvement and said Shaw pleaded for his life, prosecutors said.
“Keith Shaw pleaded with him not to shoot and Keith Shaw said, ‘Nah. Folks, don’t do it, I love you,’ ” prosecutors said.
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Both Jackson and Martinez are being held on $1,000,000 bond. 16-year-old Martinez is being tried as an adult.
According to Redeye Chicago, there have been 32 homicides in Chicago in the month of November.