A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in connection to a crime spree in February that left a man dead in Humboldt Park.
The teen, who’s name wasn’t released, is the second person charged in the Feb. 9 spree that included the murder of 53-year-old Guillermo Antonio Quiles, three robberies and a carjacking in Hermosa, Chicago police said.
In February, Taevon Abston, 18, of Austin, was charged with murder in the same spree.
At Abston’s initial court appearance, prosecutors said he and two other members of the Beam Team gang drove into rival gang territory after sticking up an Irving Park Dunkin’ Donuts and opened fire on Quiles as he walked in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue.
A half hour later, the trio allegedly robbed an employee at gunpoint at a Dunkin Donuts’ at 5050 W. Grand Ave., prosecutors said. Minutes later, they allegedly carjacked a woman at gunpoint at a gas station at 2001 N. Pulaski Road.
Later that night, Abston allegedly drove the stolen car to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 5000 W. Irving Park Road and climbed through the drive-thru window, threatening the employees at gunpoint and stealing cash from the register, prosecutors said.
Abston was arrested later after officers watching police surveillance cameras found the stolen car parked outside his house. A Cook County judge ordered Abston held without bail.
The 16-year-old was expected to appear in court later Wednesday on a count of murder, two counts of robbery, a count of attempted robbery and a count of armed vehicular highjacking.