Lawndale shooting: Bellwood man charged in Chicago restaurant worker's murder

Chicago police said the 47-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
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A man working at a restaurant service window was shot in the face Friday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 47-year-old Bellwood man has been charged in the shooting death of a restaurant worker in the Lawndale neighborhood last week, Chicago police announced Thursday morning.

Joseph Freeman was arrested Tuesday in the 3100-block of West Harrison Street after being identified as the suspect who shot and killed a 30-year-old man in the 3800-block of West Harrison Street last Friday, Chicago police said.

He faces a first-degree murder charge.

The shooting occurred at about 3:10 a.m. at the Original Maxwell Street restaurant.

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Police said a man working at the restaurant service window was shot in the face.

The victim was transported to Mt. Sinai Medical Center in critical condition and later died, police said.

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Further details on the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

Freeman is next due in court Thursday.