By RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Prosecutors say a man renting a room in Priscilla A. Gloria Reyes’ apartment in Brighton Park shot her and her boyfriend, Edwin Eliseco Chuy Cutzal, to death on Super Bowl Sunday, then fled after calling an Uber driver.
Days before the Feb. 5 murders, Reyes, who often found tenants on Facebook, told a friend she was having problems with her most recent one, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Craig Taczy said Friday.
The night Reyes and the 31-year-old Cutzal were killed, Reyes asked that friend to come over because the tenant was acting up again, Taczy said.
Reyes’ friend heard someone demanding to know who she was talking to before the phone went dead.
Meanwhile, a witness heard loud banging noises from Reyes’ apartment in the 2500 block of West 46th Street, Taczy said.
Soon after, someone saw 19-year-old Leandre Evans exit the gangway carrying a bag as he ran, Taczy said.
Evans then allegedly called Uber and had the driver pick him up near Reyes’ apartment in the 2600 block of West 47th.
The next day, Reyes, 33, and Cutzal were found in the apartment with gunshot wounds to their chests. They had only been dating for a month, Taczy said.
Inside, police found Reyes’ cellphone, a receipt from a Dollar Tree store, and some food items. Video footage from that Dollar Tree captured Evans buying the same items, Taczy said.
Reyes’ phone also had text messages from Evans’ phone regarding the rental of the room, Taczy said. Evans used the name “Dre” in those texts from his Google and Pinger phone numbers, Taczy said. Both numbers were linked to Evans’ Gmail account.
Evans, a father of twin girls, was ordered held without bond by Judge Donald Panarese Jr.