Larry Brown, 28, of the 16500 block of Park Avenue in Markham, has been arrested and charged with the burglary at 3167 N. Clark, at the Consolidated Communications building. Brown is on probation for another burglary.
Brown served as a lookout while other thieves threw a car battery through a window of a North Side store early Monday morning to steal several thousand dollars worth of cell phones, according to the Chicago Tribune.
He has not been charged with murder at this time, as Supt. Jody Weis suggested he might be. Police say the investigation will continue and more arrests may be made.
Bringing murder charges will be a difficult task, some legal experts say. Prosecutors would have to prove that the burglar should have forseen that someone could have died as a result of his crime, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Brown's bail was set at $100,000, but Judge Ramon Ocasio III ordered him held without bail because the crime violated the terms of his probation.
The arrest comes on the same day as Haymaker’s wake. Family and friends will be allowed to view Haymaker from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a St. Jude memorial at 7 p.m., at the Bethel Community Church, 7601 W. Foster Ave.
His funeral will be held Friday. There will be a public viewing at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by church services at Bethel. Police will escort the family to private burial service after the viewing.