A Chicago home invasion suspect accidentally shot his accomplice in the head earlier this week.
The Chicago Sun-Times says two men walked up to a home on the city’s northwest side and knocked on the front door. The homeowner answered, but when he didn’t recognize the men, he tried to shut the door. That’s when one of the suspects forced his way into the home’s vestibule.
The suspect grabbed a gold chain around the homeowner’s neck. The homeowner cried out to his adult son—who was upstairs—for help. The son came down and a physical struggle ensued. Things then went from bad to worse for the suspects.
“The second offender, who was standing on the front porch, fired two shots into the home,” said 19th District Commander Marc Buslik.
The first suspect—identified as 43-year-old Luis Antonio Morales—was shot in the head and shoulder. He was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities.
The second Chicago home invasion suspect fled the home after the shooting. The Chicago Tribune reports that the CPD used K-9 officers in an attempt to track him—his jacket, hat and gloves were discovered nearby—but he remains at large.
According to Buslik, this wasn’t a random home invasion.
“They knew that the homeowner owned a business and for whatever reason they assumed he had a large amount of cash and that’s why he was targeted,” Buslik said.
Neither the homeowner nor his son were injured during the incident.
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