3 charged in Orland Park shooting

September 21, 2009 5:48:12 AM PDT
Three suspects have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old Orland Park man over the weekend, according to a news release from Orland Park police.

Jorge Mena, 20, died at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn after, police say, he was shot one time Saturday.

Orland Park residents Brandon E. Hambrick, 21; Elry R. Lyle, 19; and Fadi A. Alkarim, 19, have all been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

The shooting at 9735 Ravinia Court occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. Saturday. Police say investigators have determined that the victim was killed during an attempt by the suspects to steal illegal drugs.

Police say they found a significant amount of cannabis on the scene, as well as a handgun believed to have been used in the crime.