CHICAGO — Nearly seven weeks after a Polish immigrant was killed in an Easter shooting in a Northwest Side parking lot, a 24-year-old Humboldt Park man has been charged with murder.
Everardo Olmos, of the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder Friday for the April 4 murder of 28-year-old Jakub “Kuba” Marchewka, police said. He was denied bail in bond court Saturday.
At about 4:30 p.m. April 4, Olmos and Marchewka were fighting in a parking lot in the 3500 block of North Austin Avenue. During the fight, police allege Olmsos pulled out a gun and shot Marchewka in his chest.
Last month, Marchewka’s family said in a Facebook post he had stopped at the store and accidentally bumped a car that was parked next to him while opening his car door. A woman in the car started yelling and soon the car’s owner — believed to be Olmos — left the store and a physical fight started.
The fight was captured by surveillance cameras, according to prosecutors. But Marchewka’s friends said “the video doesn’t show everything” and Marchewka was defending himself.
“He probably just expected to fight and go home. He didn’t know the other guy had a gun. It’s not fair what happened to him,” said Danislava Dramsazova, Marchewka’s friend.
Marchewka, who lived in Belmont Cragin, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Without an immediate arrest in the case, hundreds of people demanded justice for Marchewka on April 19.
After being identified in video surveillance footage, Olmos was taken into custody by the Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force and Chicago police Thursday in the 4000 block of West Melrose Street without incident, police said.
Olmos is expected to appear in court again Tuesday.