Santo Lozoya | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Santo Lozoyaen-usSat, 11 Mar 2017 13:15:51 -0600Pair charged with drive-by shooting that killed Crispin Coliz Jr. the day before his 29th birthday<p>By RUMMANA HUSSAIN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times<br /> <img src="" alt="Jose Martinez (left) and Santo Lazoya | Chicago Police" width="300" height="171" class="size-medium wp-image-24699" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Jose Martinez (left) and Santo Lazoya | Chicago Police</p><br /> Two men were ordered held on $2 million bonds Friday for a drive-by shooting on the Northwest Side late last year that left 28-year-old <a href="">Crispin Coliz Jr.</a> dead.</p> <p>The heavily tattooed <a href="">Santo Lozoya</a> and <a href="">Jose Martinez</a> were arrested Wednesday at Lozoya’s home, in the 900 block of North Homan Avenue, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Joseph Carlson said.</p> <p>Coliz, who had attended the Chicago Bulls game with several others Dec. 16, was shot that night after his killers confronted him at a convenience store at Grace and Harlem, Carlson said.</p> <p>When Coliz went into the store with two of his friends, Martinez made movements toward his waist implying he had a gun, Carlson said. Then, Lozoya pulled out a weapon and racked the slide back.<br /> <span id="more-24697"></span></p> <p>When Coliz left the store because he forgot his wallet, Martinez asked Coliz and his two friends about their gang affiliations, saying, “What’s up?” Carlson said.</p> <p>The group ignored Martinez, of the 4400 block of West Altgeld, and went back into the store to make their purchases, Carlson said.</p> <p>Coliz drove off with four others in his car. At that point, Martinez and Lozoya, and the vehicle they were in, were gone, Carlson said.</p> <p>Coliz had turned off Harlem onto Grace as a second car with three more of his friends followed; that’s when he noticed the white Jeep with Martinez and Lozoya in it, Carlson said.</p> <p>Eventually the 19-year-old Lozoya, who was driving, pulled up to Coliz’s car, Carlson said, and four or five shots were fired at Coliz’s vehicle, Carlson said.</p> <p>Coliz’s friend in the other vehicle saw an arm stick out of the passenger side window of the Jeep Lozoya was driving, Carlson said.</p> <p>Coliz was hit in the temple and his car crashed. Residents heard the wreck and called 911.</p> <p>Coliz, of southwest suburban Cherry Hill, died at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.</p> <p>His 29th birthday was the next day, according to a police report.</p> <p>Police recovered two shell casings at the crime scene, Carlson said: one .45-caliber, and one .40-caliber.</p> <p>Lozoya and Martinez, each 23, admitted their roles in Coliz’s murder, and a woman who let Lozoya borrow her car the day of the murder had the same make, model and color of vehicle that the witnesses described, Carlson said.</p> <p>After Lozoya and Martinez were arrested, a blue-steel semi-automatic 9mm handgun, loaded with 15 rounds, was recovered from Lozoya’s home, Carlson said. That gun was previously reported stolen from Barrington, Carlson told Judge Donald Panarese Jr.</p> Jeff MayesSat, 11 Mar 2017 13:15:51 -0600 LozoyaJose Martinez