Austin shooting: Chicago man charged in murder of limo driver

An 18-year-old Chicago man has been charged with murder and armed robbery in the death of a limo driver last December the city's West Side.

The 39-year-old victim was driving with four other people in a car on Dec. 3, 2023, around 5:36 p.m. when gunfire broke out in the 1700 block of North Lotus Avenue, according to police.

Four males ran out of the vehicle, leaving the driver suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Loyola Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The Cook County medical examiner's officer identified the victim as Mohammad Al Hijoj.

Hijoj was a married father of three.

A handgun was recovered a few feet away from the vehicle, police said.

Now, two months later, Zayin Kelly has been hit with three felony charges. He's due in court on Thursday.