Man Arrested After He Shoots and Kills Sister's Boyfriend After She's Beaten

Submitted by Take Out on Sat, 03/07/2020 - 15:01

Alonzo Redditt shot his sister's boyfriend to death a year ago because he believed the boyfriend had beaten her up, prosecutors said Thursday as murder charges were filed.

Redditt, 21, is accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Lamont Alexander in the 4100 block of West 21st Street in Lawndale on the afternoon of Dec. 4, 2015, according to prosecutors.

Redditt had taken a phone call earlier that day and learned that Alexander had beaten up his sister, Assistant State's Attorney Holly Grosshans said.  He found him on the street and they started to fight, she said.

Another person grabbed Alexander from behind and pulled him away, but Redditt took out a handgun and hit Alexander in the face three times before fatally shooting him in the head,  Grosshans said.

After the gun fired, the magazine fell out and Redditt picked it up, ran off and was picked up in a car about a block away, Grosshans said. The person who tried to pull Alexander away stayed on the scene and talked to responding police officers about what happened, Grosshans said.

Alexander was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Redditt was charged this week with murder was ordered held on $350,000 bail.  Officials did not explain why it took a year to file charges.

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