Glendale Heights man charged with first-degree murder

A Glendale Heights man has been charged with first-degree murder following an altercation at a Hanover Park residence earlier this month.

Bond was set at $500,000 Tuesday for Richard Goodwin, 55, of the1200 block of Raleigh Court, who has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

On Aug. 2, at approximately 7:47 p.m., Hanover Park police were dispatched to Pebblebeach Drive for a gunshot victim. As police responded to the scene, a second call came for another gunshot victim at the same location, later identified as Marek Krywko.

Police located the initial victim outside the residence with a gunshot wound to her left thigh, the release stated. Inside the residence, officers found Krywko with a gunshot wound to his left thigh striking his femoral artery. First aid was administered to both victims, but Krywko remained unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital for medical attention. He was pronounced deceased a short time later, according to the release.

Goodwin and two women allegedly were at the residence to purchase marijuana from Krywko. When one of the women gave Goodwin a bottle of water, Goodwin allegedly shot her. Goodwin then allegedly shot Krywko before fleeing the scene with the two female subjects, the release stated.

A $500,000 full cash arrest warrant was issued for Goodwino on Monday. He was taken into custody on Aug. 25 from his home without incident.

“To the family and friends of Mr. Krywko, I offer my condolences as they mourn this senseless loss of life,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release.

“While this arrest cannot erase the loss of Mr. Krywko, my hope is that the charging of Mr. Goodwin will bring Mr. Krywko’s family some comfort as they grieve,” Hanover Park Police Chief Michael Menough said in the release.

Goodwin’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 17 for arraignment.