Two Charged in Deadly Home Invasion

Alert officers stopped suspects' car for driving without headlights

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    (L to R) Leroy Owens and Jonathan Robinson are each charged with first-degree murder in the home invasion and shooting death of a 72-year-old man.

    Two men have been charged with murdering a 72-year-old man during a home invasion early Friday in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

    Leroy Owens, 27, and Jonathan Robinson, 25, are each charged with first-degree murder, felony home invasion and other crimes in connection with the murder.  On Sunday, both were ordered held without bond.

    The two men are are accused of forcing their way into the home of 72-year-old Anthony Anglin, and fatally shooting him around 1 a.m Friday in the 10800 block of South Sangamon Street, police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. 

    The assailants, who were masked, held Anglin and his wife at gunpoint while they went through their belongings, sources said.  Anglin’s son was also home at the time, according to police.   Anglin was shot in the chest, and later died of his injuries.

    Shortly after the shooting -- and just blocks from where it occurred -- Morgan Park District patrol officers who were not yet aware of the attack saw a vehicle driving without its headlights on.

    When they stopped it, they found three men inside, who were “sweating bullets,’’ according to police.

    Officers discovered that all three occupants of the car had black masks on them and one of them had “thousands of dollars,’’ in cash in his back pocket.

    No weapon was found and the three men, who told the officers they were all coming home from work, were arrested, according to police.

    It was not immediately known if the third suspect was released.

    Owens and Robinson are next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 23.