Police said around 6:30 p.m. on May 31, 36-year-old Andrew Sneed was trying to loot a liquor store in the 5100-block of West Madison Street. Several community members confronted him and told him to leave the store alone.
Shortly after, police said, a fire was set to the second floor above the liquor store. Fire fighters had to force their way into the liquor store in order to extinguish the fire, and after they left the scene the liquor store was left unsecured, police said.
At that time, Sneed allegedly entered the liquor store and looted it, police said. When he returned to the store the man saw the community members who had confronted him earlier and shot three of them, one of them fatally.
Sneed was arrested on July 8 and has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of aggravated battery, all felonies.
The man who died was a 27-year-old black male. Further details about his identity have not been released. No details about the two people wounded in the shooting have been released.
Sneed is expected in bond court Friday.