Antwan Elliott charged with murder in Portage Park shooting death of Giovanni Matos

Antwan Elliott / Photo from Chicago Police
Antwan Elliott / Photo from Chicago Police

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Antwan Elliott was charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of 16-year-old Giovanni Matos this month in the Portage Park neighborhood, police said.

Matos was walking with two friends in the 5800 block of West Patterson Avenue when a gray car pulled up and an argument ensued about 12:50 p.m. March 15, authorities said.

Gang slogans were exchanged during the argument, then Elliott exited the car and opened fire, police said.

Matos, of the 5500 block of West Henderson Street, was shot in the head and died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center hours later, authorities said.

Matos’ friends ran away and were not injured, authorities said.

After the shooting, the gunman got back into the car, which sped away, police said.

Giovanni Matos / Photo from Facebook

Giovanni Matos / Photo from Facebook

Officers arrested Elliott Saturday when they learned he was in possession of a handgun during a traffic stop in the 2600 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said.

On Monday, Elliott was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm without a FOID card, police said.

Elliott, 21, of the 1600 block of North Oak Park Avenue, is expected to appear in court Tuesday for a bond hearing.

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