CHICAGO — The manager of a posh Far South Side strip club was shot to death early Sunday following a Near North Side fender-bender.
Shortly before 3 a.m., a 2005 Buick LaCrosse sideswiped a 2007 Maserati in the 1000 block of North North Branch Avenue, said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.
When the drivers got out of their cars to assess damage, the two men who had been in the Buick started to walk away, Mirabelli said. As they returned, at least one of the men pulled a gun and began shooting at the Maserati's passengers.
Charles Jones, the luxury car's 44-year-old driver, was fatally struck in the head, while a 42-year-old female passenger was hit in the back. Both were rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the woman is currently listed in stable condition.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the driver as Charles Jones, 44, of the 2900 block of Indian Creek Drive in Miami, Fla. Several sources confirmed Jones, who was pronounced dead at 3:33 a.m., also had a Chicago address and worked as a manager for The Factory Gentlemen's Club in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.
At 8:51 a.m. Sunday, the club tweeted a photo of Jones with the message: "God called his soldier home...R.I.P. Charles Jones."
No one was in custody Sunday afternoon, police said.