CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is seeking to identify a group of individuals connected to a homicide that happened in the Chatham neighborhood nearly two weeks ago.
According to CPD, the homicide happened in the 8600 block of South State Street around 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26.
Police originally said a 31-year-old man, later identified as Anton Benoit, was standing in the lot of a business when unknown offenders exited a dark colored SUV and opened fire on him.
Benoit, who CPD said was also hit by the SUV, was shot several times and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
In a video posted to CPD’s YouTube channel Monday, the suspects can be seen pulling into a gas station, riding in a black Dodge Durango with black rims.
After driving closely by a silver vehicle, the Durango stops just before pulling back out of the gas station. The driver and two passengers then exit the Durango armed with guns, and open fire toward the silver vehicle before jumping back into the Durango and driving away.
Police described one of the individuals as wearing a black hooded sweater, orange safety vest, black track pants with white stripes and black shoes. Another individual was described as wearing a dark hooded sweater, grey pants tears on both knees, and black shoes. A third individual was described as wearing a black hooded sweater with white lettering across the chest, light colored jeans, and black shoes.
If you or someone you know has any information about this incident, CPD encourages you to reach out to Area Two violent crimes detective McNicholas at 312-747-8271.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted online to CPD at cpdtip.com.