BY SUN-TIMES STAFF
Two brothers have been charged with murder after prosecutors claim they chased a rival gang member out of a Belmont Cragin Dunkin’ Donuts and shot him to death.
Prosecutors said Stephon Gill got angry when rivals jumped a fellow Latin Styler gang member while the pal was with his child.
So Stephon and Erick Gill went into the Belmont Cragin Dunkin’ Donuts a few weeks later and killed one of the culprits, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr said.
On March 25, a witness saw Erick Gill hand his brother a handgun before the brothers and their friend entered the Dunkin’ Donuts at 5201 W. Fullerton Ave, Karr said.
Once inside, the Gills and their friend chased Edgar Muneton and two other Latin Kings through the Dunkin’ Donuts, behind the counter and into the employee area, Karr said.
Erick Gill and his friend punched and hit a 21-year-old man with a broom after cornering him near the drive-thru area, Karr said.
Meanwhile, Stephon Gill chased Muneton and an 18-year-old man through the emergency exit of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 5201 W. Fullerton Ave., Karr said.
Stephon Gill 21, caught up with the men and pistol-whipped them, causing cuts to their heads. Then Stephon Gill opened fire, striking Muneton in the abdomen, wrist and head, Karr said.
Muneton, 21, of the 2700 block of North Neva Avenue, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Erick Gill held the back door open while his brother shot Muneton, according to prosecutors, who said Erick Gill patted his brother on the back after the shooting.
Investigators found .40-caliber shell casings in the alley behind the Dunkin’ Donuts and surveillance footage showed the Gills and their friends beating the victims, Karr said.
Stephon Gill was arrested March 31 at his home in the 4800 block of West Wabansia Avenue, according to a police report. Gill, who is on probation for two drug convictions, was identified by multiple witnesses and Judge Laura Sullivan ordered him held without bond on April 2.
Erick Gill, 23, also of the 4800 block of West Wabansia Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday, police said.
Erick Gill, a Downers Grove South High School graduate, has three children, 1, 4 and 10, and another on the way, according to a public defender.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Erick Gill held on $2 million bond during a Thursday court hearing.
The Gills friend has not yet been charged.