Chicago CBS Local
June 1, 2015
A West Side man has been charged with fatally shooting a 25-year-old southwest suburban man during a robbery early Saturday in the North Side Lake View neighborhood.
Kristopher K. Pitts, 22, faces one count each of first-degree murder and robbery armed with a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Pitts, of the 1100 block of North Central Park, was arrested after being identified as the man who shot Kevin O. O’Malley twice in the chest during a violent robbery about 2 a.m. in the 900 block of West Oakdale, authorities said.
O’Malley, of the the 10600 block of Palos West Drive in Palos Park, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
An officer at the scene said the shooting might have stemmed from an armed robbery for a cell phone.
Pitts fled the scene of the shooting but was arrested a short time later, police said.
O’Malley spent last week searching for the perfect gift for his girlfriend’s upcoming birthday, a coworker told HomicideWatch Chicago.