Anastacio Gonzales, 51, charged with murder in stabbing death of Hermenegildo Vilchis at West Town restaurant

Anastacio Gonzales / Photo from Chicago Police
Anastacio Gonzales / Photo from Chicago Police

A 51-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Saturday stabbing death of a 50-year-old restaurant owner at his West Town eatery.

Anastacio Gonzales was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for the attack at El Taco Naco at 2640 W. Chicago Ave., police said.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, Gonzales stabbed Hermenegildo Vilchis in the chest during an argument, authorities said.
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Courtney Jackson fatally shot in Humboldt Park

Courtney Jackson was killed, and another man was wounded, was gunfire erupted in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Friday night.

The men were inside a car in the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 10:50 p.m., police said.
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Lamonte Morbley charged with murder in Auburn Gresham shooting death of Quentin Thompson

Quentin Thompson / Photo from Facebook

Quentin Thompson / Photo from Facebook

BY TINA SFONDELES
Chicago Sun-Times

A Chicago teen being held in Iowa on a gun charge has now been charged with murder for the Auburn Gresham shooting death of Quentin A. Thompson this month.

Thompson, 27, was shot March 28 in the 8800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, authorities said. Thompson was paralyzed after the shooting and died April 3, prosecutors said.

Lamonte Morbley, 17, was being held in a Dubuque, Iowa, jail on a unrelated gun charge, prosecutors said.

While in the jail, Morbley made phone calls where he admitted to his involvement in the shooting after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.
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Alexander Gonzalez charged with murder in Belmont Cragin shooting death of Edgar Muneton

Stephon Gills / Photo from Chicago Police

Stephon Gills / Photo from Chicago Police

BY SUN-TIMES STAFF

A third man has been charged with murder in the March shooting death of Edgar Muneton outside a Belmont Cragin Dunkin’ Donuts.

Alexander Gonzalez, 25, of the 11000 block of South Avenue B, was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a controlled substance. He is expected to appear in bond court Sunday, police said.

Two brothers were previously charged with murder for the shooting.

Prosecutors said Stephon Gill got angry when rivals jumped a fellow Latin Styler gang member while the pal was with his child.

So Stephon and Erick Gill went into the Belmont Cragin Dunkin’ Donuts a few weeks later and killed one of the culprits, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr said.
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Hermenegildo Vilchis, 50, stabbed to death at West Town restaurant

A 50-year-old man was stabbed to death inside a West Town restaurant early Saturday.

Hermenegildo Vilchis got into an argument with another 50-year-old man inside Taqueria El Taco Naco at 2640 W. Chicago Ave., authorities said.

The argument became physical and the other man stabbed Vilchis in the chest about 1:05 a.m., authorities said.
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Prosecutors: Derrick Williams fatally shot Fabian Echevarria during Humboldt Park drug argument

Derrick Williams / Photo from Chicago Police
Derrick Williams / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MATT McCALL
Homicide Watch Chicago

Derrick Williams was ordered held on a $1 million bond Friday after prosecutors said he fatally shot Fabian Echevarria during an argument over drugs last month in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

On March 19, Echevarria was sitting in a parked car in front of his home on the 900 Block of North Mozart Street when Williams got into the vehicle and demanded a refund for marijuana Echevarria had sold him, prosecutors said.
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Medical examiner’s office reports 100th Chicago homicide of 2015

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A Thursday autopsy confirmed that a woman fatally shot early Wednesday in the Uptown neighborhood was the 100th homicide of 2015.

Last year, the Cook County medical examiner’s office did not report its 100th homicide until April 27.
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Jennifer Ponton shot to death in Uptown

Jennifer Ponton was fatally shot in the Uptown neighborhood early Wednesday.

Ponton, 24, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling in the 4500 block of North Broadway when gunfire erupted about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “At least [you are] in heaven with mother [and] father now”

Prosecutors claim James Finney fatally shot his brother, 39-year-old David Finney, during an April 10 dispute over money in their Morgan Park home. Reader “Ashley” posted this about David Finney:

These are my brothers I’m heartbroken n I’m going to miss my big brother always I love u at least u in heaven with mother n father now

Family: Slain Devante Warnsby enjoyed fixing computers

Devante Warnsby / Photo from Twitter

Devante Warnsby / Photo from Twitter

BY MATT McCALL
Homicide Watch Chicago

The deacons at Christian Youth Missionary Baptist Church always liked when it was Devante Warnsby’s turn to read scripture, family said.

His mother, Ora Warnsby, said that of her 11 children, Devante Warnsby was the only one who never made trouble.

“He was the only one of the kids that got up and did something when I asked him,” she said. “He was a good child.”

Prosecutors claim Devante Warnsby was walking with a group in the 8400 block of South Essex Avenue when Joseph Hill pulled up and asked if anybody had marijuana about 11 a.m. April 8. When the group said they did not, Hill got out of the car and opened fire, prosecutors said.
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