A Hillside man intentionally drove onto a sidewalk in the 100 block of North Ogden and killed a 22-year-old Edgewater man in the West Loop on Sunday, Chicago police said.
Enrique Martinez was walking south on the sidewalk when a dark-colored sedan struck him around 5:15 a.m. Sunday, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Thursday, Joseph Verdone, 25, was charged with first-degree murder.
Chicago police have released few details about the alleged crime, but the department quickly told the public that it believed Martinez’s death was a murder. More information about the case will be made public during Verdone’s bail hearing on Friday afternoon. CWBChicago will post a full report of Verdone’s court appearance after it concludes.