Charges Filed In West Side Murder

CHICAGO (STMW) — 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 on the West Side.

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 happed 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, of 4032 W. Grenshaw St., was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Fox was a gas station security guard.

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.

According to a police report, Link was in “blood drenched clothes” and had blood dripping from his hands.

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.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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