Cops: Man charged with 2011 murder rode off on pink bicycle

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A man was held without bond Thursday after prosecutors claimed he rode off on a pink bicycle after fatally shooting a man to death on the South Side in July 2011.

Louis Tabor, 23, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 26-year-old Marquis Strong on July 22, 2011, according to Chicago Police.

Judge Israel Desierto ordered Tabor held without bond, according to court records.

About 11:30 p.m. that night, Strong was outside with a group of people in the 500 block of East 65th Street when Tabor rode up on a pink girl’s bicycle, prosecutors said.

He tried to buy marijuana from someone in the group, but got angry because he was a dollar short. The seller relented and gave Tabor the bag of marijuana, and he rode off on the bicycle, prosecutors said.

A short time later, Tabor returned on the bike and argued with the seller again over the price of the marijuana, then pulled a handgun, prosecutors allege. The group told Tabor the two should fight, and he handed his gun to someone else.

Tabor and the seller were about to start fighting when Strong interceded and tried to stop them from fighting. Prosecutors allege Tabor asked, “Who the f*** is this?” before grabbing his gun back.

Strong put his hands up to defend himself, but Tabor hit Strong in the head with the gun then shot him, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Strong ran from the area and collapsed as Tabor rode away on the bicycle.

Strong was pronounced dead a few minutes later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Multiple witnesses identified Tabor as the shooter, prosecutors said.

Tabor was serving a one-year sentence in Ohio for robbery and attempted assault, according to court records. He was also convicted of armed robbery three times in Illinois in 2009, and was sentenced to six years.

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