Arrest made after father killed in front of daughter while playing Pokemon Go in Evanston park

ByKaren Jordan and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, July 28, 2022
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An arrest was made in connection with the July 14 shooting in an Evanston park.

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Charges were filed Wednesday in connection with the shooting that killed a father who was out playing Pokemon Go with his daughter in an Evanston park earlier this month.

The Cook County State's Attorney's office has charged 20-year-old Khiryan Monroe with one count of first-degree murder. He is currently being held without bail. Monroe voluntarily surrendered himself to police.

Monroe is accused of shooting Servando Hamros in the head on July 14. Both families were in court Wednesday. Hamros' father, Servando Camargo, said he's happy an arrest has been made.

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"I just want justice for my son," Camargo said. "Hopefully, we'll get justice."

Hamros was shot and killed in front of his 7-year-old daughter in a park along the North Shore Channel in Evanston.

Prosecutors said Hamros encountered Monroe and his girlfriend engaging in a sexual act and Hamros recorded it on his cell phone.

Monroe then went home, got a gun and returned to the park, firing approximately 17 shots. Hamros was struck multiple times including once in the head, according to prosecutors.

Monroe's attorney said that Hamros stole the couple's phones and threatened them, adding that one phone was found in Hamros' pocket at the scene.

"(Hamros) cocked that revolver and told them to surrender their stuff, which they did," said defense attorney Herb Goldberg. "He then approached again with the revolver when the car stopped and again threatened them with a revolver, with a weapon."

Camargo took issue with his son being labeled as a thief.

"That's a sorry excuse for an attorney to say that about my son," Camargo said. "He would never do that with his daughter. He has a gun license. He just came from the shooting range."

Prosecutors said they have video footage showing Monroe and his girlfriend returning to their home with a weapon and then a person exiting the home wearing latex gloves, carrying something in a bag.