Police have charged a 55-year-old La Grange Park resident in the death of a 26-year-old Brookfield man today.
Carl M. Spoeri, 55, of 218 Kings Court in La Grange Park was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bojan Zigic, 26, of the 4400 block of Prairie Avenue in Brookfield.
were called to 218 Kings Court on Monday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. following a report of an injured person. When they arrived at the scene, police found Zigic lying in the grass unconscious. Zigic was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, but never regained consciousness. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. today.
Spoeri was arrested without incident at the scene and is scheduled to appear in Cook County Bond Court in Maywood on Friday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
The incident stemmed from an altercation between the two on Monday evening. Investigators have learned that Spoeri struck Zigic several times, which resulted in Zigic collapsing on the ground.
Zigic is the biological father of a 3-month-old child, whose mother is Spoeri's stepdaughter, police said of the men's connection to each other.
Zigic and some friends were in the process of moving him out of the home on Kings Court when the altercation occurred.
Patch will update this story when more information becomes available. To keep up with the story, click the Keep Me Posted button below this story.