Richfield Man Charged With Shooting Chicago Store Owner During Robbery

Police and the Cook County Attorney's Office say Keith Owens was one of two men who robbed a store in Logan Square in Chicago last week.

A Richfield man suspected of shooting a Chicago store owner in an attempted robbery caught on video April 9 was ordered to be held without bail Wednesday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Richfield resident Keith Owens, 51, appeared in bond court Wednesday afternoon charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Prosecutors said another man, Cornell Mack, 53, was also charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and discharge of a firearm for the same crime last week.

Shop owner Luis Quizhpe and his brother-in-law Luis Ernesto Aucaquizhpe tried to fight the robbers off during last week's incident. On the surveillence tape, Quizhpe can be seen grabbing a baseball bat and swinging as the robber fires continuous rounds at him at close range, according to MyFoxChicago.com.

Despite being fired at multiple times, Quizhpe was shot just once in the upper right leg. Quizhpe identified Owens as the shooter in a line up, the Chicago Tribune reported. Mack was also reportedly shot in the abdomen by Owens; he was arrested later at a nearby hospital.

Read the full Chicago Tribune story here.

Read the full Fox story here.

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