Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old who is facing murder charges in the suspected gang-related killings of four men at a South Side restaurant.
Maurice Harris, arrested Tuesday, faces four counts of first-degree murder in the March 30 killings. Police say that Harris’ father died in another shooting a day earlier in the same neighborhood, the Associated Press reports.
According to Chief of Detective Brian Deenihan, Harris’ father, 37-year-old Jerry Jacobs, was gunned down March 29 about a mile away from the restaurant. Less than “24 hours later, his own son goes and kills four people,” Deenihan said. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said last week that the shootings were mostly due to gang conflict.