Who is Samuel Parsons-Salas? Suspect in fatal Chicago Portage park shooting arrested, Explained

Samuel Parsons-Salas

Samuel Parsons-Salas is the suspect arrested in relation to the Chicago Portage park shooting. Let’s see who is Samuel Parsons-Salas in detail.

Who is Samuel Parsons-Salas?

Convicted felon, 32-year-old Samuel Parsons Salas has been detained and charged with three felony counts after a mass shooting in the Belmont Cragin early Sunday morning.

Samuel Parsons Salas charged with the fatal shooting at the Vera Lounge in Portage Park is also the one charged with the shooting at Albany Park back in 2009. 

A convicted felon who was on parole has been accused in connection with a fatal shooting that happened over the weekend at a birthday celebration at a pub in Portage Park.

Three felony counts of first-degree murder, one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, and one felony crime of kidnapping are brought against 32-year-old Samuel Parsons-Salas of Chicago.

Parsons-Salas was on parole after being freed in September for a home invasion, according to Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. He was arrested on Monday and charged with the fatal shooting on Tuesday.

What happened at the Chicago Portage park?

According to reports, Parsons-Salas received an invitation from a third party to the birthday celebration. At some point throughout the evening, he was instructed to leave the party.

According to authorities, a video shows Parsons-Salas entering a vehicle and taking out what looks to be a handgun. Outside the pub, there was a brawl, and Parsons-Salas started shooting the participants.

Her father, 50-year-old Ricky Vera, was slain, and the niece was left with significant injuries. Mario Pozuelos, 26, and Mercedes Tavares, 24, were two of the woman’s friends who also passed away.

According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and the police, Vera and Pozuelos were shot in the head and body and declared dead at the site. Tavares was sent to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later declared dead.

According to a law enforcement source, Parsons-Salas allegedly continued to fire while standing over several of the victims. Then he accelerated away in a black SUV.

Parsons-Salas was charged with kidnapping after police claimed a woman was being held against her will in the car he escaped in. The 25-year-old niece was shot in the head and brought to Mount Sinai in critical condition.



Portage park shooting- Explained:

Around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, the shooting took place at a birthday celebration for the pub owner’s niece. A gunshot took place at the Vera Lounge, which is located at 3235 N. Central Ave. off School Street in Portage Park.

According to police, a quarrel that started inside the bar spilled outside into the street, when a guy opened fire before escaping in a dark sport-utility vehicle.

The party was reportedly celebrating Maria’s birthday on Saturday night, according to a family acquaintance. Supt. Brown said in the interview, that “This incident is a tragedy, It should never escalate to a loss of life.”

Brown opted not to go into specifics about how the murders were carried out, merely calling them “heartless.” Regarding the precise cause of violence, Brown said “The rest is unexplainable.”

“It makes it a little bit easier on the family that this individual was caught,” said Ricardo Douglas – a cousin of Pozuelos, who was the victim of the shooting.

Douglas returned to the scene on Tuesday, which is only a few steps away from the pub. Nobody deserves this. There is always a way to work things out, regardless of the circumstance, Douglas stated.

“It’s family. At the end of the day, it’s a tragedy – my heart. I lost a family member, so I just came here to show my support for him.”

For the Vera family’s burial and medical costs, a GoFundMe has been created. On Wednesday, Parsons-Salas is scheduled to appear in bond court. He left flowers and a prayer for his 26-year-old cousin, and to honor the lives of Tavares — a mother to three kids — and Ricky and Mariah Vera.

Why Parsons-Sales was arrested in 2009?

On September 21, 2009, there was a double homicide, and according to the police, Parsons-Salas was one of the individuals involved.

Parsons-Salas and a second man prepared to conduct a “lick” at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of West Sunnyside by arming themselves with handguns: Doehring with a.380-caliber handgun and Parson-Salas with a 22-caliber weapon.

According to Kwilos and a police arrest record, the shooters broke through the apartment’s front door at 1 a.m. While the victims, 23-year-old Alex Santiago and 19-year-old Angelina Escobar, were asleep inside.

Doehring allegedly entered the room where Escobar and Santiago were sleeping. Then, according to Kwilos, he shot Escobar several times before shooting Santiago in the head. He has sadly claimed more lives. Our prayers are with their families during this time, Kwilos said.


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