Chicago man accused of 2018 murder in Elgin is in custody

  • Shannon R. Smith

    Shannon R. Smith

Updated 6/10/2021 6:29 PM

A 26-year-old Chicago man wanted in the 2018 shooting death of his sister outside an Elgin bar is in custody, the Kane County state's attorney's office announced Thursday.

Shannon R. Smith, of the 6000 block of North Fairfield Avenue, was arrested Sunday by Chicago police after a traffic stop, according to a news release. He is being held at the Cook County jail.


Smith has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

The charges against Smith were filed in September 2018.

Authorities said there was a dispute the afternoon of Sept. 9, 2018, in the parking lot of the D Hangout Bar and Grill on the 500 block of South McLean Boulevard. During the altercation, Smith fired a handgun several times, hitting four people.

One of the victims was Smith's 25-year-old sister, Shaprie Smith-Tate of Chicago. She died that day.

A Kane County judge issued an arrest warrant on Sept. 11, 2018, and set bail at $3 million. Smith would need to post $300,000 bond to be released.

He is due to appear in Kane County court Wednesday.

In a news article at the time, his mother said the fight was between Smith-Tate and several other women, and that Smith was trying to help his sister. She said the two were close.

"Her brother did not shoot her in cold blood," said their mother, Lylah Moore. "He was trying to help her."

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