#28: Man on felony bail killed another driver during highway robbery attempt, prosecutors say

A Chicago man on bail for a felony auto theft case shot and killed another driver who bumped into his car on the South Side earlier this month, prosecutors said Saturday. Angelo Baldwin, 21, is the 28th person accused of killing, trying to kill, or shooting someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial for another felony.

Prosecutors laid out the allegations against Baldwin less than two hours after the 27th person was accused in a separate murder case.

Shortly before 1 a.m on July 1, 20-year-old Dayvon Snell was driving home with his girlfriend after attending a family birthday party when he sideswiped Baldwin’s car on southbound I-57 near Halsted, Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Bielinski said.

Angelo Baldwin (left) and Dayvon Snell | CPD; Facebook

Both men pulled over, and they decided not to get the police involved. Instead, Snell agreed to pay Baldwin cash from his wallet for the damages, according to Bielinski.

After making the payment, Snell settled into his driver’s seat and prepared to continue driving home with his girlfriend. But Baldwin had another idea, according to Bielinski.

He pulled out a gun and walked up to Snell’s driver’s door.

“I want it all,” Baldwin allegedly said.

Snell pressed the accelerator to get away. Baldwin allegedly fired one shot. The bullet flew through Snell’s arm, pierced his lung, and lodged in his chest, Bielinski said. His car rolled down the interstate and crashed near Halsted Street. A witness tried to save him by administering CPR, but Snell died a short time later at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

“Killing him over a sideswipe. Utterly ridiculous,” Judge John Lyke said after hearing the allegations. “This defendant is still presumed innocent, nonetheless.”

Police allegedly found Snell’s wallet lying on the side of the highway where Baldwin’s car had been parked. Multiple license plate readers recorded Baldwin’s car near the murder scene, Bielinski said.

Snells’ girlfriend allegedly identified Baldwin in a photo line-up, and an arrest warrant was issued. He was arrested on the warrant during a traffic stop in Tennessee. He admitted to shooting Snell during a post-arrest interview, Bielinski said.

In addition to the stolen motor vehicle case that’s pending in Cook County, Baldwin also has a gun possession case pending in Indiana, according to Bielinski.

Judge Lyke ordered him held without bail.

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