Gang member charged in fatal shooting of 54-year-old man near Millennium Park


Paul Pagan. Photo credit: Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO -- A man was been charged in the fatal shooting of another man near Millennium Park over the weekend.

Chicago police charged 32-year-old Paul Pagan with murder Monday afternoon.

Pagan is a convicted felon and known gang member with 39 arrests on his record, police say. He has four felony counts, four convictions.

Police say Pagan was riding his bike Saturday night when he came upon 54-year-old Peter Fabbri of Berwyn. Fabbri had gotten into a verbal dispute with some other individuals at Michigan and Monroe, police say.

Pagan chose to get involved and the two exchanged words, police say.  Then Pagan shot Fabbri twice, once in the torso and once in the head, according to police.

Fabbri was rushed to Northwestern Hospital where he later died Sunday night.

Two women who had been walking wit h the victim gave an excellent description of the suspect, according to investigators. It wasn’t long before a patrol unit caught up with Pagan, still riding his bike and still in possession of the alleged murder weapon.

Police say the alleged killer was known to them. They say he’d been on their radar for a long time and by their metrics, was considered a prime candidate to be involved in a gun offense.