By JORDAN OWEN and ASHLEE REZIN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
A man has been charged with fatally shooting father of three Edward Mason last month near the United Center on the Near West Side.
Albert D. Robinson, 31, faces one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police. He was also wanted for a parole violation.
About 3:15 a.m. June 4, Robinson shot the 41-year-old Mason several times and left him in an empty lot in the 1800 block of West Maypole, according to police.
Mason, who lived in the North Center neighborhood, was shot in the head and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:35 a.m., authorities said.
Neighbors at the crime scene said the victim went by the nickname “Head” and had three children.
“He always smiled, he was very kind,” said a 69-year-old woman who lives in the neighborhood. She said she had known Mason since he was about 10 years old. “He didn’t deserve that,” said the woman, who asked to remaqn anonymous.
Another neighbor, who asked to be identified only as Moe, said he and his wife were lying in bed dozing off when they heard 15 gunshots.
Moe, who has lived in the neighborhood for about five years, said he went outside after the gunfire stopped and found “Head,” someone he knew from the neighborhood, lying in the field.
“He was cool, he didn’t bother nobody,” Moe said.
Robinson was arrested at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday outside his home in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said. He was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.