A gunman who shot and killed a 21-year-old man in Chicago Lawn was free on bail in a gun case when he pulled the trigger, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
Larry Hogan was recorded on surveillance video as he extended his arm and shot Gerald Kates multiple times just before 11 p.m. Jan. 7 in the 6300 block of South Artesian Avenue, prosecutors said.
They said Hogan, 20, was free on $1,000 bail for an aggravated unlawful use of a weapon case.
Hogan’s face wasn’t visible in the video of the shooting, but prosecutors said detectives were able to follow his movements by looking at his clothes and tracked him for 25 minutes before the shooting at a sandwich shop, where he was recorded on video without a mask while he bought food.
Three of Kates’ family members who looked out their window after hearing the gunfire also identified Hogan as the shooter, prosecutors said.
An arrest warrant charging Hogan with murder was filed the following month, court records show.
When police attempted to take Hogan into custody Wednesday, he shoved an officer and tried to escape, according to an arrest report that says Hogan then tried to reach for gun inside a backpack he was carrying. One officer suffered a fractured hand while attempting to apprehend Hogan, the arrest report says.
A loaded Glock pistol was recovered from the backpack. That weapon was equipped with a switch that allowed the gun to fire automatically and an extended 50-round drum magazine, police said.
Hogan was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest.
Judge Arthur Wesley Willis ordered Hogan held on $250,000 bail on those charges but also ordered him held without bail for Kates’ murder.