Four Individuals Charged with First-Degree Murder for Glenview Double Homicide

Dec 20, 2023Press Release

COOK COUNTY, IL – Four individuals, including one juvenile, have been charged with murder in connection with a shooting in unincorporated Glenview earlier this year that killed two brothers and wounded a third male victim, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

On Aug. 19, at approximately 9:06 p.m., Sheriff’s Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 14000 block of Michael Todd Terrace. Upon arrival, officers found 16-year-old Jose Guzman-Ezquivel and 19-year-old Carlos Guzman-Ezquivel. Both had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Jose Guzman-Ezquivel was pronounced deceased at the scene. Carlos Guzman-Ezquivel was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The third victim, a 16-year-old male, suffered a graze wound to his back.

During the course of a months-long investigation, Sheriff’s Police detectives learned Jose Guzman-Ezquivel and Carlos Miranda, 22, of Prospect Heights, were involved in a physical altercation in July. Following the fight, the 15-year-old juvenile offender obtained a picture of Jose Guzman-Ezquivel in order to identify him and seek revenge for the fight.

On August 19, Miranda and the juvenile approached the victims outside an apartment complex and shot Jose Guzman-Ezquivel several times at close-range. While attempting to flee the scene, Carlos Guzman-Ezquivel and the third victim were shot from behind. Officers recovered multiple shell casing from different caliber firearms at the scene, as well as a cellphone belonging to the juvenile offender.

Detectives pieced together recovered cellphone data, surveillance footage, and other digital evidence to identify the shooters and two additional offenders, 42-year-old Griselda Martinez of Itasca and 19-year-old Sergio Patino-Jaime of Wheeling. Martinez acted as a lookout
during the attack, while Patino-Jaime helped dispose of the vehicle used to travel to and from the shooting.

On Dec. 19, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges against all four offenders of two counts each of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted first-degree murder.

The juvenile offender appeared today in Cook County Juvenile Court where a judge ordered him to be detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Miranda, Martinez, and Patino-Jaime appeared for initial appearances at the Skokie Courthouse. Miranda was ordered held in custody at the Cook County Jail, while Martinez and Patino-Jaime were both ordered to the Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program. The public is reminded that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.