More than two months after a hard-working father was shot to death as he arrived for work at a Wrigleyville restaurant, Chicago police have released images of the people who allegedly killed him.
Detectives released a short video clip overnight that shows one of the attackers confronting Hermilo Beltran in an alley behind Happy Camper, 3458 North Clark, in an apparent robbery around 10:15 p.m. on March 27.
Beltran was found dead moments after the men killed him in apparent robbery. His wallet was reportedly missing, but police found his phone near his body. Beltran worked as an after-hours custodian at the restaurant, according to a media report.
A CPD surveillance camera captured footage of a silver Mercedes with a black roof leaving the alley and turning south on Clark Street around the time of the shooting.
The newly-released video shows one of the men approaching Beltran in an alley as he nears the restaurant’s rear entrance. Beltran worked as a custodian at the restaurant, the second of two jobs he held down to support his family.
In the other clip, recorded around 7:55 p.m. the same night, two men stand on the 1000 block of West Lake in the West Loop. Moments later, around the corner on the 200 block of North Carpenter, the men carjacked a woman of her silver Mercedes which had Florida plates.
CPD surveillance cameras recorded that Mercedes leaving the Wrigleyville murder scene less than two hours later.
Police said the offenders are two Black males between 15- and 25-years-old. One stands 5’9″ to 6-feet tall and weighs 155 to 175 pounds, police said. The other is 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall and 225 to 275 pounds.
Anyone who has information about the crimes or the suspects can call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261. The case number is JF-188674. Tips can also be submitted anonymously at cpdtip.com