Charges Filed in Brutal Gas Station Murder

Cops found suspect in "blood-drenched clothes"

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    Kaz Link is accused of murdering a security guard during a gas station robbery on the West Side..

    Charges have been filed following the death of a gas station security guard who was shot and stabbed early Saturday at the station in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

    Kaz Link,33, of the 4200 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was charged with the murder of Dennis Fox, according to police News Affairs Officre Laura Kubiak. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

    The killing happend on the West Side about 4 a.m. Saturday. A staffer at a Citgo gas station at 415 S. Pulaski Rd. was having problems with Link who was “hanging out’’ and reportedly causing a disturbance, police said.

    The staffer asked 53-year-old Fox, who was working security, to get the person to leave.

    When Fox went outside to call 911 the reportedly mentally unstable suspect "jumped him" and the staffer witnessed him allegedly stab and shoot Fox dead.

    Fox was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Fox, a father who lived in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, "was a nice guy. It’s very sad," a Citgo worker said Saturday.

    Officers who rushed to the scene found Link in “blood drenched clothes” with blood dripping from his hands, according to a police report.

    Link was he was taken into custody on the scene and police said two weapons and a knife were recovered.

    Harrison Area detectives are investigating.