Teen, 16, charged with murder in shooting Midway area shooting death of Giovanni Galindo

Giovanni Galindo / Photo from Dignity Memorial

Giovanni Galindo / Photo from Dignity Memorial

Chicago Sun-Times

A 16-year-old boy who allegedly shot a drug dealer to death during a robbery near Midway Airport in September was ordered held without bond on Saturday, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Pedro Corral is the second to be charged with the Sept. 5 murder of Giovanni Galindo, 24, of the 10300 block of South Karlov Avenue in Oak Lawn.

Corral was arrested Thursday while performing community service at a Burbank church, authorities said.

Corral was identified as the shooter by a witness, authorities said.

Luis Alfaro is also charged with murder for allegedly setting up the drug deal. Alfaro is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Alfaro was contacted by an acquaintance, who told him he planned to rob a drug dealer, prosecutors said.

The acquaintance asked Alfaro to set up a drug deal and promised to give Alfaro marijuana in return for setting up the robbery, prosecutors said.

Alfaro set up the fake drug deal for later that day in the 6100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue.

The dealer went inside after Alfaro and Corral urged him to show them the drugs, prosecutors said.

During that meeting, Corral pulled out a gun and shot Galindo, prosecutors said Saturday.

The robbers fled with the drugs and later gave Alfaro some of the cannabis as payment for setting up the deal, prosecutors said.

Alfaro, of the 4100 block of West 57th Place, told police he set up the drug deal knowing about the robbery plan and was charged with first-degree murder despite not being at the scene, authorities said.

The other suspects have not yet been charged, authorities said.

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