Sunday, April 5, 2020

Garfield Ridge Man Charged With Murder in Slaying of Liquorama Employee

A 26-year-old Garfield Ridge man has been charged with
Moises Morales
first-degree murder in connection with the Saturday, April 4 slaying of a clerk at a liquor store in Brighton Park.

Moises Morales, of the 5200 block of South Latrobe, allegedly stabbed the 56-year-old clerk in the torso, multiple times, during an argument that occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at Liquorama, 4430 S. Kedzie.

The clerk, Christ Douvlis, had "refused to sell beer to a minor," according to a statement released by Liquorama management.

Morales was arrested at 4:48 p.m. Saturday April 4 in the 5300 block of South Lockwood. Morales was placed into custody in an arrest that CPD officials described as "a collaboration between Area Central Detectives and 8th District Officers."

Morales is due in bond court on Monday, April 6. According to public records, Morales has been arrested six times by CPD since 2015, on charges that included domestic battery and possession of a controlled substance.

A post on Liquorama's Facebook page drew more than 200
Christ Douvlis
expressions of sympathy, mostly from people who knew Mr. Douvlis as a good man and a friend to all.

"Liquorama lost a true Spartan yesterday," management wrote in a post. "If you shopped in a Liquorama, you know exactly who I am talking about. Our Christ Douvlis lost his life refusing to sell beer to a minor. A senseless act by someone who obviously had no idea that they took the life of someone who was loved by so many people: a son, father, brother, cousin, godfather, boyfriend--and then you take all the things he was on top of that.

"He was the greatest friend to all who knew him! Friend to his mother, to his daughter, to his brothers and his cousins. He absolutely loved being a godfather! He loved his family and his friends. He would do anything for you! Even if it was just to make you laugh!

"For all of us that know him there we’ll be a forever void in our hearts! We are all better people for having had Christ Douvlis be a part of our lives! I know wherever you are you’re laughing, having a beer and probably a shot of good tequila! Always in our hearts, you will be missed and loved forever."

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1 comment:

  1. Jeezus christ! Poor guy gets killed over a refusal to serve someone