A 42-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a man who was sitting in a vehicle in Humboldt Park asked the man who he was before pulling the trigger, Cook County prosecutors said.
Clinton Lewis is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of 47-year-old Douglas Tate in the 3300 block of West Chicago Avenue, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Tate was sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 10 and talking to his girlfriend who was standing outside the passenger side of the vehicle.
Lewis was on a sidewalk and peered into Tate’s vehicle as he walked past it, prosecutors said. Then, he turned around, walked to the driver’s side window and asked Tate to identify himself.
Prosecutors said Lewis then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and fired the gun three times, striking Tate once in the arm and twice in the chest.
Cameras in the area allegedly captured Lewis approach Tate’s vehicle and fire shots, prosecutors said. Two witnesses allegedly identified Lewis as the shooter.
He was arrested Aug. 22 on an unrelated Narcotics case, prosecutors said. Lewis was denied bail at a bond hearing Wednesday.