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Indiana man accused of murdering motorist after accident in Illinois now facing charges in separate murder

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Source: MEGA; Cook County jail

Dec. 16 2021, Published 11:21 a.m. ET

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A man accused of a fatal shooting on an Illinois interstate last summer has been connected to a second murder in Chicago, police said.

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On July 1, Angelo Baldwin of Gary, Indiana, got into a minor accident with a 21-year-old man on I-57, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The pair exchanged information, but when Baldwin, 22, demanded cash to pay for damage to his car, the man refused. Baldwin allegedly then shot the man multiple times after following him back to his vehicle.

Baldwin fled the scene, leaving his driver’s license and wallet behind, according to WTTW.

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Officers recovered bullet casings at the scene of the interstate shooting, prosecutors said, which were then traced to the June 10 murder of 20-year-old Darrion Stokes in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood.

In that incident, authorities claimed, Baldwin allegedly fired at least nine shots from a stolen blue Kia SUV at Stokes, fatally striking him in the chest as he stood speaking around 3:30 p.m. with a woman outside a vehicle that had two young children, ages 2 and 4, in the back seat.

In addition to the interstate homicide, police charged Baldwin on Dec. 14 with first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder in connection to the Chicago attack.

Baldwin was being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3.

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