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15-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Restaurant Worker Jhonny Guaman In Buena Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection with a murder of a restaurant worker in the Buena Park neighborhood.

The boy has been charged with first degree murder. Police took the teen into custody Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Hamilton Avenue, where the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center is located.

Police say he is suspected of robbing and fatally shooting the 20-year-old man on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the 900 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue. The man, identified a Jhonny Guaman, was was walking down the street around 2:10 p.m. that day when two people approached him on foot and shot him in the chest.

Guaman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The Athenian Room restaurant, at 807 W. Webster Ave. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, said on its Facebook page that Guaman had worked there.

"We are so saddened by the tremendous loss of our amazing employee, Jhonny," the restaurant posted. "Jhonny was a wonderful young man with a great work ethic, who was well mannered and loved by all. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to his family, may he Rest In Paradise."

We are so saddened by the tremendous loss of our amazing employee, Jhonny. Jhonny was a wonderful young man with a great...

Posted by Athenian Room on Sunday, November 1, 2020

Guaman had also worked at Dog Haus Biergarten, 2474 N. Lincoln Ave., where the owners and management set up a GoFundMe to help is family for funeral and burial costs.

The GoFundMe said Guaman was assaulted, robbed, and shot to death after leaving work and going home before heading to his second job, after he wouldn't give two armed suspects his backpack.

The teen suspect is scheduled to appear in bond court on Friday.

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