Sunday, October 2, 2016
Donte T. Jones, 36, a feral troubled Negro from Maywood shot & Killed by Markham IL police - Police Shooting at the ghetto infested Stadium club, 16300 Dixie Highway Markham, IL
The slain man was identified as Donte T. Jones, 36, of the 300 block of South Fifth Avenue in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Initially, four or five Markham police officers responded to calls of fights taking place in the rear parking lot outside the Stadium club, 16300 Dixie Highway, between 2:15 and 2:45 a.m., police Chief Mack Sanders said.
A man holding a weapon moved “in close proximity” to the officer, who believed his safety was at risk and shot him “to stop the threat,’’ Sanders said.
Jones was pronounced dead at 3:29 a.m. at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is slated for Monday, the office said.
Officers from surrounding communities, including Harvey and Hazel Crest, also responded to calls of a large group of people fighting. Sanders did not know how many times the officer fired or what prompted the fight.
The officer who shot the man has been with the department about four years and is on modified duty pending the investigation, Sanders said.
A weapon was recovered and charges are pending for one person who was arrested, Sanders said.
Until a few months ago, Stadium was known as Adrianna’s — an establishment with a long history of violence over the years. Sanders said ownership had changed.
The club has its own security personnel and a security platform outside at the northwest corner overlooking the parking lot, but Sanders did not know who called authorities.
Social media posts had promoted a Sunday event to be hosted by local basketball star and Milwaukee Bucks player Jabari Parker and his NBA teammates. A spokesman for the Milwaukee Bucks couldn’t immediately be reached.
The promotion did not list the name of the venue but indicated it was to take place near the site of Sunday’s shooting.
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