Two gang members were ordered held on $1 million bail for fatally shooting a rival in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood as he pleaded for his life.
Keith Shaw, 22, of the 3100 block of West Foster
Avenue, was killed in the 3400 block of Sunnyside Avenue around 11 p.m. Tuesday
several blocks from Theodore Roosevelt High School.
Clauduis Jackson, 20, and Giovanni Martinez, 16, were both charged
with first-degree murder. Martinez was being charged as an adult.
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.
Witnesses said Jackson pulled out a revolver and shot
Shaw once, according to prosecutors. Shaw tried to flee and collapsed on a
Jackson handed the gun to Martinez, who stood
over the unarmed Shaw and fired. Martinez shot a second time
at close range.
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
"Keith Shaw pleaded with him not to shoot and Keith Shaw said, 'Nah. Folks,
don't do it, I love you,'.
The men were pointed out as the shooters by
witnesses, and the two admitted their roles in the slaying