Murder charges filed in fatal shooting of bouncer at Northwest Side bar

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Felix Valentin. Photo: Chicago Police Department

Felix Valentin. Photo: Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of a bar bouncer on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Investigators say Felix Valentin was the man who fired a gun outside Brudder’s Bar and Grill on Pulaski and Addison earlier this month. Valentin is expected to appear in bond court later Friday.

Angel Ortiz Jr., 51, was working inside the bar at the time, and was shot in the head by a bullet that went through the front window.

The bar was closed after the shooting while police reviewed security there.  The owner, George Michael, said he was offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

“He was working one night a week checking IDs at the door,” Michael told the Chicago Tribune. “He was just trying to make some extra money for his family. It’s a tragedy.”