Second man charged with fatal shooting of Damien Cionzynski during struggle at Portage Park gas station

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Rasheed Mujkovic | Chicago Police

Rasheed Mujkovic | Chicago Police

A second man has been charged with the fatal shooting of Damien Cionzynski during a fight inside a Portage Park neighborhood gas station over the Memorial Day weekend.

Rasheed Mujkovic, 23, faces one count of first-degree murder, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Mujkovic and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Florin Mulosmani, walked into a BP gas station in the 6300 block of West Montrose about 5:15 a.m. May 28, prosecutors said.

Cionzynski, 23, was already inside the station with a friend making a purchase. Mulosmani got into an argument with Cionzynski’s friend and began patting down Cionzynski’s pants and demanding his belongings, prosecutors said.

Mulosmani then punched Cionzynski’s friend, and Cionzynski pushed Mulosmani away, prosecutors said.

Florin Mulosmani | Chicago Police

Florin Mulosmani | Chicago Police

Mulosmani swung again, and Mujkovic pulled a pistol from his right pants pocket and shot Cionzynski once in the head, prosecutors said.

Cionzynski, of the 4400 block of North Nashville Avenue in Harwood Heights, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Mujkovic and Mulosmani left the station, got into a silver Saturn and drove away, prosecutors said.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video.

Mujkovic was positively identified as the shooter by Cionzynski’s friend and another witness, who was working behind the register at the station, prosecutors said.

Damien Cionzynski | Facebook

Damien Cionzynski | Facebook

Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Mujkovic held without bond Wednesday. He was previously charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in 2013, and is currently free on bond in that case.

Mulosmani was arrested in June and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond in the Cook County Jail and is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 12, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

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