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Charge West Lawn man in 47th St. slaying

By Tim Hadac

An 18-year West Lawn man has been charged with murder in connection with the June 11 slaying of a 20-year-old woman in the 4700 block of South Rockwell.

Dilan E. Ugalde, of the 3600 block of West 62nd Place, was apprehended by members of the Chicago Police Department and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force on Jan. 26 in the 1900 block of North Mark Avenue in Elgin.

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Bond was denied last week, and Ugalde remains in custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections. His next court date is set for Wednesday, Feb. 16.

In the June 11 slaying, a 20-year-old woman, Fhee Hernandez-Castillo, was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with her boyfriend in the 4700 block of South Rockwell at about 8:49 p.m. when a man approached and opened fire, yelling gang slogans, police said. Hernandez-Castillo was hit by gunfire in the neck and left hand.

After the shooting, her boyfriend drove off and stopped at the Shell gas station at 47th and California, where CFD paramedics arrived.

Hernandez-Castillo was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in critical condition, but she was pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m.

The slaying occurred in the 15th Ward, where Ald. Raymond Lopez tweeted on Jan. 28, “This POS (piece of sh~t) shot and killed Fhee after he moved his gangbanger friends onto the block. They had been there less than 12 hours. She lived there her entire life. They surrounded Fhee and her boyfriend, shooting them as they tried to leave for their date night.”

Ugalde is the second person charged in connection with the murder. Back in September, police arrested 19-year-old Roberto Rojas and said he was part of a gang-related scheme to block cars near 47th and Rockwell and screen for rival gang members. Police said Rojas stood in front of the victims’ vehicle, blocking them from driving away, while Ugalde and a 16-year-old boy shouted gang slogans at them from the side of the vehicle.

Rojas is currently in custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections. His next court date is set for March 2 at 26th and California.

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