By Terrence Antonio James and Peter Nickeas
1:56 PM CDT, May 26, 2013
Three men were shot to death overnight in separate Near North Side and South Side shootings, police said, and three other people survived attacks.
The manager of a South Side gentleman's club was killed and another person wounded in a shooting that stemmed from a traffic crash involving a Maserati luxury sedan about 2:50 a.m. on Goose Island on the Near North Side.
Charles Jones, 42, was killed and a 44-year-old woman who was in the passenger's seat of the 2007 Maserati he was driving were shot in the back in the same attack, in the 1000 block of North North Branch Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
The two were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman was shot near the spine and remained at the hospital in serious condition, officials said.
Jones was identified with a home address of the 2900 block of Indian Creek Drive in Miami, Fla., but had a local address on the 1100 block of North Dearborn in the Gold Coast according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office and police.
Jones also had an address on the Gold Coast and was listed as a manager of The Factory, a Far South Side gentleman's club on the 12000 block of South Doty Avenue. According to The Factory's Twitter page, someone posted, "God called his soldier home, R.I.P Charles Jones." Calls to the company's owner were not immediately returned.
Inside the crime scene in the industrial neighborhood -- down the block from a 5 a.m. bar whose patrons stumbled out to their cars past the crime scene -- sat the white Maserati with Texas license plates.
"I saw him (Jones) wobble and fall," said a 24-year-old man, who said he was driving by when the shooting happened.
Police said a 2005 Buick LaCrosse sideswiped the Maserati before the shooting. Jones had pulled over after the crash and went to speak to the driver of the Buick, police said. The Buick's driver and a passenger then got out of their car, went to another car and then to the Maserati and began shooting, police said.
The 24-year-old who saw the shooting raised his hand to show where the shooter pointed the gun when he opened fire -- about head height -- then dropped his hand to show the weapon pointing down when he shot again. The man was holding a black handgun, he said.
Jones had his hands up in front of him when he was shot, the 24-year-old said, as if to say "Don't shoot."
Malcolm Dobbey, 27, was shot in the armpit in the 12100 block of South Indiana Avenue about 2:10 a.m. Dobbey, of the 600 block of East 92nd Street, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center an hour later, but it's not clear what happened prior to the shooting. Officials have ruled his death justifiable, police said.
Earlier, about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot to death. Fearro Denard was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. in an alley between Dorchester and Dante avenues just north of 74th Street, a couple doors down from where he lived.
His body lay under a street lamp, covered by a blood-soaked sheet that investigators removed so they could fingerprint and take photos of the body before covering it back up again.
A bicycle lay on the ground nearby, and a handful of onlookers watched from Dorchester Avenue.
Police weren't able to say why the man was killed or provide information about the shooter.
Two people survived separate shootings on the North and South Sides, officials said.
The first happened at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday night on the 5900 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez.
Then in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was in good condition after being shot, police said. That shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the 700 block of West 50th Place, said a Chicago police spokesman. The man was shot in the arm and was taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital.
Tribune reporter Carlos Sadovi contributed to this report.
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