CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in front of his girlfriend during an attempted carjacking Sunday night in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, police and the girlfriend's family said.
Alexis Andrade was in a vehicle with his 21-year-old girlfriend at about 11:47 p.m. in the 3000-block of North Kimball Avenue when police said a male suspect approached him and demanded the vehicle.
"She was about to get out of his vehicle, someone came and tapped on the window and ordered them both to get out of the car at gunpoint," said First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio, Chicago Police Department. "They were pulling her out of the car, she was in the passenger seat. She got out of the car. The driver, our victim, came around and engaged the gunman and the gunman opened fire and fatally shot him."
A fight broke out between the two, and the suspect shot Andrade multiple times in the arm, chest and forehead, police said, then fled in a dark-colored van with tinted windows.
He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
His girlfriend was not injured. Her family heard the shooting from inside their home nearby.
"I thought it was something like fireworks, anything, but when the police came, I started...something's wrong, something happened around here," said Daniella Razo, sister of the victim's girlfriend.
Andrade was born in Mexico, and moved to Humboldt Park with his family when he was just a child.
His grieving family came to retrieve his car after the police investigation wrapped up at the scene. A single candle was placed in remembrance.
The family said they are all very much in shock and disbelief over the loss. Those that knew him describe a man they cared for dearly.
"He was amazing, he was cool, he was fun," Razo said.
The suspect is described by police as 17 to 24 years old, 5-foot-10 and 130 pounds with a slender build. He fled in a dark-colored van with tinted windows.
No suspects are in custody. Area North detectives are investigating.
Man fatally shot in front of girlfriend in Logan Square attempted carjacking