A man identified as Javier Murillo was arrested after he shot dead a 9-year-old boy from Chicago. Ulysses Campos was attending his grandmother’s 70th birthday party at Franklin Park when he was shot dead.
The incident happened on Saturday night in Franklin Park, while the young child was playing in an alley during a party for his grandmother.
Who is Javier Murillo?
Javier Murillo is 37 years old. He has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the killing of Ulysses Campos.
According to the police, the incident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. The 9-year-old youngster, named Ulysses, was playing near an alley in the 2800 block of Elder Lane when an incident happened. One of the shots that was fired from the moving car struck Ulysses in the chest.
Ulysses was rushed to Loyola Hospital in Maywood for medical care after emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Tragically, he passed away at the hospital despite their best attempts just two weeks before his 10th birthday.
The family members of the suspected perpetrator and the 9-year-old victim were present during a court proceeding on Wednesday morning as the latter appeared before the judge. The Cook County judge declined to release the 37-year-old suspect from Melrose Park on bond. The suspect has never before faced the judge before his court appearance in Maywood.
As per the ABC report, during the proceedings, prosecutors shared that the father had noticed the presence of a firearm in Murillo’s vehicle. The father responded by lifting his shirt to show off his own lawfully owned pistol, which was accompanied by his pistol Owner’s Identification card and Concealed Carry License.
Prosecutors claim that Murillo reacted by pointing his own revolver at his chest. He then allegedly fired three to four gunshots at the group as he drove through the alley and around the block. Campos was tragically killed instantly after being hit by one of these bullets in the chest.