Man Charged With Shooting Co-Workers Over Beer

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man charged with murdering one man and critically wounding another in a shooting over beer at a Hermosa neighborhood party was ordered held without bond.

Gumaro Torres, 32, of the 1800 block of North Pulaski Road, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery, all felonies, police said.

He was ordered held without bond Monday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday after a group of co-workers at a party in the 1800 block of North Pulaski Road started arguing about beer, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The suspect left the party and returned with a handgun before shooting two men and pistol-whipping a third person, Greer said.

Jose De la Fuente, 35, of the 1700 block of North Harding Avenue, was shot in the abdomen area and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 27-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Greer said.

The person who was pistol-whipped was treated at the scene and released, Greer said.

Torres is scheduled to next appear in court Wednesday at the Skokie courthouse, according to the sheriff’s office.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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