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Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Childhood Friend And Wounding Victim's Brother

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Source: Cicero police; MEGA

May 7 2022, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of killing his childhood friend and now faces a murder charge, police said.

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Around 8 p.m. on April 30, police in Cicero, Illinois, responded to a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Luis G. Lopez dead from a fatal gunshot wound.

A second victim, a 15-year-old boy and younger brother of Lopez, was also hurt with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Cicero police. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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A witness identified Alberto Ibarra as the suspect. He was a childhood friend of the victims, police said.

This week, prosecutors charged Ibarra with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. He is being held in jail without bond.

Investigators have not said what led to the shooting.

“I'm proud of the great work that led to the arrest of Ibarra and I send my sincere condolences to the Lopez family,” Superintendent of Police, Jerry R. Chlada Jr. said.

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