16-year-old charged with Southwest Side murder

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A 16-year-old boy shot a drug dealer to death on the Southwest Side in a scheme to rob him of his drugs, prosecutors said Saturday.

Pedro Corral is the second defendant charged with the Sept. 5 murder of 24-year-old Giovanni Galindo in the 6100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue.

Corral was arrested Thursday while performing community service at a Burbank church, according to his attorney.

A witness identified him as the shooter, authorities said.

Giovanni Galindo was gunned down in September on the Southwest Side | Supplied photo

Giovanni Galindo was gunned down in September on the Southwest Side | Supplied photo

Luis Alfaro is also charged with murder for allegedly setting up the drug deal. Alfaro is already being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The plot began when Alfaro was contacted by an acquaintance, who told him he planned to rob a drug dealer, prosecutors said. He asked Alfaro to set up the drug deal and promised to give him drugs in return for setting it up, it’s alleged.

Prosecutors on Saturday said Corral met up with Alfaro to go purchase marijuana from the dealer. Once there, Corral insisted Galindo show him the drugs.

Then Corral, of the 3900 block of 71st Street, allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Galindo multiple times. He took the drugs and ran, prosecutors said.

Alfaro was later given some of the drugs as payment for setting up the deal, prosecutors said.

Alfaro, of the 4100 block of West 57th Place, told police he set up the drug deal knowing about the robbery plan and was charged with first-degree murder despite not being at the scene, authorities said.

The other suspects have not yet been charged, authorities said.

Cook County Judge James Brown on Saturday denied Corral bail.

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