Chicago man sentenced to life in prison for killing another man to maintain position in street gang

A Chicago man was sentenced this week to life in prison for fatally shooting a man inside a Chatham store in order to maintain and increase his position in a street gang.

Pierre Robinson, 29, was found guilty in August 2022 of committing murder in aid of racketeering. A judge delivered his sentence Monday.

During Robinson's trial, prosecutors said he murdered 23-year-old Glenn Houston, Jr. on Dec. 23, 2014, in order to maintain and increase his position in the Evans Mob street gang.


Robinson shot Houston multiple times inside a store in the 400 block of East 79th Street in Chicago.

The Evans Mob, also known as GuttaGang and Hitz Squad, is a criminal organization whose members and associates engage in narcotics trafficking and commit acts of violence, including murder, to acquire and preserve the gang's territory.

A judge determined that Robinson was also involved in the murder and attempted murder of two other people on June 18, 2015.