Man charged with killing employee of Cragin business during robbery

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Paul Granados | Chicago Police

A Cragin man has been charged with fatally shooting an employee during the armed robbery of acurrency exchange last weekin the Northwest Side neighborhood.

Paul Granados, 54, is facing charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance, according to Chicago Police.

About 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, surveillance footage captured Granadosenter Envios De Dineroat 5013 W. Fullerton while armed with a revolver andapproach a teller’s window while wearing “distinctive clothing,” including a baseball jacket, Cook County prosecutors said.

At the window, Granados put the gun up to the glass and demanded money from 46-year-old Horacio Galvan-Hernandez, according to prosecutors and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Galvan-Hernandez immediately complied and handed money to Granados through the window into the tray,prosecutorssaid. Granados collected the money and fired a shot, striking Galvan-Hernandez in the head.

Galvan-Hernandez, of the West Town neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Within hours of the shooting, Granados went to police station to report his gun stolen, prosecutors said.

The gun he reported stolen matched the gun used in the robbery, leading police to search his home and find clothing that matched items the robber was seen wearing on surveillance footage, prosecutors said.

Granados was taken into custody Friday and was denied bond at a hearing Saturday, according to police and Cook County court records. He was scheduled to return to court Feb. 16.

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