Andrew Anania / Photo from Chicago Police
BY MATT MCKINNEY
For Chicago Sun-Times
A Chicago man and two teenagers were ordered held without bond Sunday in connection with the killing of 16-year-old Ramon Breceda in the Little Village neighborhood Friday evening.
Andrew Anania, 18; Ricardo Cortez, 15, and Eduardo Moreno, 15, were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killing.
The accused were aspiring members of the Latin Kings, and shooting a rival gang member was part of their initiation, prosecutors said.
Anania, of the 2400 Block of South Troy Street, is accused of firing a 9-millimeter handgun at Breceda in the 2400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, authorities said.
Breceda fired back at Anania and Cortez, hitting Anania in the arm and Cortez in the buttocks, prosecutors said.
Breceda, of the 2700 block of West 23rd Street, was shot in the chest and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Police in the area for “gun-suppression operations” heard the gunshots and saw Moreno running from the area, prosecutors said.
“I wasn’t the one with the gun!” Moreno allegedly told police, according to court records.
He allegedly told police later that he had been involved in the shooting, prosecutors said.
“I will not release dangerous people on the streets,” Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. said in court Sunday as he ordered all three held without bond.