CHICAGO — A man charged with shooting four people in a Jan. 25 lounge shooting had been asked to leave after he groped a bar employee and then fought with others at the bar, prosecutors said.
After grabbing the bar worker, 30-year-old Parrish Davis was escorted out of a birthday party being held at Ruby's Lounge in Back of the Yards, said Assistant State's Attorney Jamie Santini. When Davis returned a short time later, he was holding a 40-caliber handgun with an extended clip.
He opened fire in the crowded lounge, police said, striking five patrons.
Elsaleen Mannie, 35, died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santini said. A second man also shot in the head survived, as did a man and a woman both shot in the neck and another victim shot in the right forearm.
"After shooting all five victims and killing Elsaleen Mannie, the defendant walked back across the street along with his brother and fled the scene," Santini said.
The shooting was captured on video, Santini said.
Witnesses and some of the victims later identified Davis as the shooter through photo arrays.
He was arrested on March 11 when he appeared in court on a pending drug case in which he's accused of possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine, Santini said.
Davis, of the 1100 block of South Richmond Street, is charged with first-degree murder for killing Mannie, and three counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting three of the four other victims, prosecutors said.
They declined to comment about why no charges were filed on behalf of the fifth alleged victim.
A Cook County judge ordered Davis held without bail on Thursday.