Bond denied for man charged in gang-related slaying

Sun-Times Media Wire

March 2, 2010 (CHICAGO) — A Chicago man was denied bond Tuesday after being charged with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a gang-related incident Sunday night in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.

Alex Gonzales, 20, of the 2400 block of South Millard Avenue was charged with first-degree murder in what police have classified a gang-related incident, according to a release from police.

Gonzales was ordered held without bond Tuesday and a preliminary hearing was set for March 22, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin.

Gonzalez is a known gang member and the victim was a member of a rival gang, police said.

About 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Martin Cruz, 19, of the 3200 block of South Springfield Avenue was found by Ogden District officers who responded to an anonymous call of a man stabbed in the 3000 block of South Avers, according to police.

Cruz was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 10:13 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy Monday determined he died of multiple stab wounds and the death was ruled a homicide.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2010.)

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  1. birdmans friend on said:

    I prey for birdman and the victims family..alex(birdman)is a gifted athlete and great young man who hung out with some kids who made some bad decision,i prey for his mother and the victims mother and family because we have lost 2 great kids in our community..

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