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Chicago man charged with murder after ‘shooting innocent bystander dead’ amid riots in city suburb

Chicago man is charged with murder after ‘shooting innocent bystander dead’ amid rioting in city suburb

  • Zion Haygood of Chicago was arrested for the shooting death of an innocent bystander during a night of looting in one of the city’s suburbs
  • Haygood was charged with first degree murder for allgedly shooting 28-year-old Jose Gutierrez, also of Chicago
  • A spokesman for the city says the victim was not among outsiders who came to town and were blamed for the looting and violence on Monday
  • Cicero has since declared a state of emergency as cities across the country have grappled with looting after the police-related death of George Floyd

A Chicago man has been arrested for the shooting death of an innocent bystander during a night of looting in one of the city’s suburbs, police said.

Zion Haygood was charged with first degree murder for allegedly shooting 28-year-old Jose Gutierrez, also of Chicago. 

Gutierrez was fatally shot in the 2100 block of 50 Street around 7pm on Monday in Cicero, a suburb ten miles outside Chicago. 

He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. 

Police told WGN9 that Gutierrez had been a bystander and not involved in the looting that was taking place at the time. 

Zion Haygood of Chicago man was arrested for the shooting death of an innocent bystander during a night of looting in one of the city’s suburbs. Haygood is pictured in an arrest photo

Jose Gutierrez, 28, and also of Chicago was fatally shot in the 2100 block of 50 Street around 7 p.m. in Cicero Monday as looting was underway. Looters are seen in footage of the violence

Jose Gutierrez, 28, and also of Chicago was fatally shot in the 2100 block of 50 Street around 7 p.m. in Cicero Monday as looting was underway. Looters are seen in footage of the violence 

Gutierrez was one of two people killed in the violence. A second victim, Victor Cazares Jr., 27, was killed near 14th Street and 50th Avenue.

Two more suspects have been detained, according to police, who have not provided additional information. 

A spokesman for the city added that Gutierrez was not among outsiders who came to town and were blamed for the looting and violence on Monday.

Gutierrez didn’t want ‘to be among the outside agitators who instigated the violence in Cicero this past week and was a bystander,’ Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania said, reports Fox News.

Cicero declared a state of emergency declaration following the killings and looting on Monday.

It came as cities across the country have grappled with similar violent looting and destruction amid protests over the police-related death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

A spokesman for the city added that Gutierrez was not among outsiders who came to town and were blamed for the looting and violence on Monday. Workers are picture boarding up El Patron, a local liquor store that was targeted

A spokesman for the city added that Gutierrez was not among outsiders who came to town and were blamed for the looting and violence on Monday. Workers are picture boarding up El Patron, a local liquor store that was targeted

Cicero police arrest looters caught hiding in a back storeroom of El Patron during the violence

Cicero police arrest looters caught hiding in a back storeroom of El Patron during the violence

The El Patron liquor store in Cicero is pictured ransacked after the looting Monday

The El Patron liquor store in Cicero is pictured ransacked after the looting Monday

Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr. reported cops made 60 arrests after the violence finally ended in the city of almost 82,000 residents. 

Some have been seen armed and sitting on rooftops to protect their property during the looting. 

Local officials told WGN9 that the outsiders came into Cicero as nearby Chicago was shut down due to similar rioting.

Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr. reported cops made 60 arrests after the violence finally ended in the city of almost 82,000 residents. Some have been seen armed and sitting on rooftops to protect their property during the looting.

Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr. (pictured at a press conferece) reported cops made 60 arrests after the violence finally ended in the city of almost 82,000 residents. Some have been seen armed and sitting on rooftops to protect their property during the looting

Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr. (pictured at a press conferece) reported cops made 60 arrests after the violence finally ended in the city of almost 82,000 residents. Some have been seen armed and sitting on rooftops to protect their property during the looting

There were also armed street patrols and person with weapons protecting businesses.

Chlada at a press conference warned residents to let the police do their job.

‘Allow us to handle any criminal activity,’ Chlada said. ‘We will not allow or condone anyone to be in the town of Cicero with any type of weapons because they will be arrested.’

Cops are seen forming a human wall to protect El Patron, a liquor store ransacked in the looting on Monday

Cops are seen forming a human wall to protect El Patron, a liquor store ransacked in the looting on Monday

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