Man Charged In Shooting Death At Joliet Restaurant

CBS Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A father and husband was gunned down in the middle of a Joliet restaurant.

29-year-old Gerardo Franchini was eating breakfast with his wife and two children Saturday morning when the gunman walked up and fired.

The alleged shooter is now behind bars facing murder charges.

Witnesses from the packed restaurant tell me they can’t get rid of the images that played-out right in front of their eyes.

It was not a typical Sunday at Louis’s family restaurant in Joliet. The line is usually out the door, but not today. Yesterday morning’s shooting has regulars, staying away.

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A waitress says she waited on 31-year-old Christopher Thompson minutes before police say he unloaded his gun on Franchini, who was dining with his wife and two young daughters.

“Actually he was really polite. He asked my name, and he asked me where the bathrooms…

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