$1 million bonds for man and teenager charged with fatal shooting of Jose Ernesto Martinez in Gage Park

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Martin Bendik | Chicago Police

Martin Bendik | Chicago Police

A judge has ordered a 29-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy held on $1 million bonds after they were arrested last week and charged with the fatal shooting of Jose Ernesto Martinez in Gage Park.

Martin Bendik was charged Friday with first-degree murder for the death of the 30-year-old Martinez, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. His co-defendant, 16-year-old Dominick Debock, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder.

About 6:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, Martinez was walking on the sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Washtenaw, just blocks away from his home in the 5100 block of South Mozart.

Debock got out of a gray Honda CRV driven by Bendik, walked up to Martinez, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots, prosecutors said. The teen was wearing a black and red Chicago Bulls jacket at the time.

Jose Ernesto Martinez | Facebook

Jose Ernesto Martinez | Facebook

Martinez fell to the ground and Debock fired at least one more shot into him as he lay on the ground, Brevard said.

Debock’s gun then jammed, and he ran back to the waiting SUV, prosecutors said. Bendik then drove from the scene.

Martinez, of the 5100 block of South Mozart, was shot in the chest and armppit, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m., authorities said.

The shooting was caught on surveillance video.

Several witnesses identified Debock as the shooter and Bendik as the driver, prosecutors said. Both were arrested Wednesday.

A damaged, live 9mm bullet was recovered at Debock’s home, and a loaded handgun was found in Bendik’s pocket when he was arrested, prosecutors said.

Judge James Brown ordered both Debock and Bendik held on $1 million bonds.

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