Brighton Park

Man charged in murder at Brighton Park gas station over Labor Day weekend

An accused gunman charged with murdering a man at a Brighton Park gas station over Labor Day weekend was ordered held without bail Friday.

Eduardo Pena chased down Steven Garcia and shot him in the back in full view of surveillance cameras at a BP station at 39th Street and Archer Avenue on Sept. 6, Cook County prosecutors said.

Earlier that night, Garcia, 38, and his wife had tried to go into the gas station to purchase a snack but were turned away because they weren’t wearing face masks, prosecutors said.

Garcia took off his shirt so that his wife could wear it around her face and then waited outside while she went back into the store.

Pena and his wife were sitting in an SUV across the street, along with two men who were “old Satan’s Disciples,” Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.

Those two men got out of the SUV when they saw Garcia’s tattoos and approached him to determine if he was affiliated with a gang, Murphy said.

One of the men punched Garcia…

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