Indian-American cardiologist in Chicago shot by tenant over unpaid rent

Dr. Srinivas Reddy

A man accused of fatally shooting a Chicago-based cardiologist last month has been denied bond. ABC7 Chicago reported on Nov. 8 that Kuamain Allen is charged with homicide in the Oct. 10 death of Dr. Srinivas Reddy.

Apart from being an interventional cardiologist who specialized in stents and angioplasty, Reddy owned several rental properties in the south suburbs.

Allen, who lived in one of Reddy's rental properties, is said to have owed Reddy about $3,500 in unpaid rent, the ABC report said, quoting Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Brian Kolp.

Prosecutors said Reddy and Allen had agreed to meet on Central Avenue on Oct. 10. According to the report, the doctor had a camera inside his vehicle which is said to have captured a picture of Allen and the moment of the shooting. "The video then shows blood spatter on the interior windshield on the driver's side of the vehicle," ABC 7 quoted Kolp as saying.

Police also said they interviewed three witnesses and had evidence from a phone app that placed Allen at the crime scene, apart from Allen’s confession of being at the crime scene.

An obituary on Kurtz Memorial Chapel, Reddy, 49, is survived by his former wife, children and step children. Reddy, who formerly worked for Franciscan Health Olympia Fields (St. James Hospital), was an Alumni of Northwestern University and of Northwestern Medical School.

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