Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of his father

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SKOKIE, Ill. – A suburban Chicago man is being held without bond for fatally shooting his father during an argument in their home.

Martin Chavez-Lomeli Jr. appeared Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court on first-degree murder charges in the death Monday of 54-year-old Martin V. Chavez.

According to Des Plaines police, the 22-year-old Chavez-Lomeli allegedly fired shots at his father in the bedroom of their mobile home. Before the shooting, his 10-year-old sister ran to a neighbor and asked them to call 911 “because her brother and father were fighting.”

Responding officers found Chavez’s body on the bedroom floor with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Chavez-Lomeli was arrested as drove a couple of blocks from the shooting scene, and a handgun was found in the vehicle. It wasn’t immediately known if he has legal representation.


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