EVANSTON, Ill. — A man was charged in the deadly shooting of a father shot and killed in an Evanston park while playing Pokémon Go with his daughter.
Khiryan Monroe, 20, turned himself into police on Monday and has been charged with first-degree murder.
On July 14 just after 9 p.m., Servando Hamros, 29, was at a park with his 7-year-old daughter playing Pokémon Go.
Monroe’s attorney, Herb Goldberg, argues that there’s more to the story.
According to the proffer, Monroe was having sexual intercourse with his girlfriend under a blanket in the park when Hamros encountered them.
Officials said Hamros began recording the pair with his cell phone and joked about them. Prosecutors believe Hamros allegedly stole two phones from Monroe at gunpoint.
Police then said that Monroe and his girlfriend ran naked from the waist down from the scene to a Honda CRV, where they retrieved a firearm.
Witnesses told police they saw a vehicle fitting the car’s description obstructing traffic and then heard at least 17 shots fired. Hamros was struck one time in the eye, in front of his daughter, and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was shot dead approximately 112 feet away from the vehicle Monroe and his girlfriend were in.
According to court documents, Monroe and his girlfriend returned home just a few minutes after the shooting and surveillance camera showed them exit the vehicle still without pants on.
Monroe is being held without bail.