Man fatally shot over headphones in Irving Park identified

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Larry Russell | Chicago Police

A man who was fatally shot over a pair of headphones last week in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side has been identified.

Ashraf Sennouni, 28, was fatally shot during an argument in the 4300 block of North Elston a few minutes before 11 p.m. May 16, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Thirty-year-old Larry Russell has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of cannabis up to 15 grams, according to police.

Russell and Sennouni got into an argument over headphones in the 4300 block of North Elston, Assistant State’s Attorney April Gonzales said at Russell’s bond hearing Wednesday.

Russell became angry, pulled out a .25 caliber handgun and fired four times at Sennouni, Gonzales said. He was hit twice, ran across Elston and collapsed to the ground.

Sennouni, of the 4200 block of West Irving Park, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:06 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Russell ran northeast on Elston after firing the shots, Gonzales said.

A witness saw the shots, then saw Russell, wearing a distinctive red hooded sweatshirt with black designs, and the victim run in opposite directions, Gonzales said. Video surveillance shows Russell shortly after the shooting wearing the same sweatshirt.

Officers responding to 911 calls about the shooting saw a man matching the description of the shooter in the 4400 block of North Kasson, less than a mile from the scene, Gonzales said. He was still wearing the red hoodie and had the handgun.

Russell admitted to shooting the man because he was angry, Gonzales said. The handgun recovered from Russell also matched the four casings found at the scene.

Judge James Brown ordered Russell, who lives in the 7700 block of South Jeffery, held without bond.

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