Man charged in Bensenville tobacco store slaying
A Bellwood man has been charged in the murder of a Bensenville tobacco convenience store clerk.
Kenneth Bardlett, 20, of 49th Avenue in Bellwood, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Jan. 19 slaying of Hussein Saghir at Sam's Tobacco and Foodmart in Bensenville, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Bensenville police Chief Frank Kosman announced Tuesday in a statement.
Just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 19, as Saghir and another employee were closing up the tobacco store for the night, police said they were confronted by two men -- one of them with a gun who shot and killed Saghir following a brief struggle.
The shooting took place outside the convenience store at 235 W. Irving Park Road during what Kosman said was "an armed robbery that went wrong."
Bardlett has also been charged with one count of attempted armed robbery. He is scheduled to appear in bond court at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close