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Lake View man charged with killing gentleman’s club manager

Angelo Bennett 24 4300 block North AshlAvenue was charged with one count each first-degree murder aggravated battery/ discharge firearm attempted

Angelo Bennett, 24, of the 4300 block of North Ashland Avenue, was charged with one count each of first-degree murder, aggravated battery/ discharge of a firearm and attempted first-degree murder, Chicago Police said. Bennett is accused of killing Charles Jones, the manager of a Far South Side gentleman’s club, and wounding a woman in Jones' car early Sunday, May 26, 2013, in a shooting in the Goose Island area. | Chicago Police Department photo

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A Lake View man was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Far South Side gentleman’s club manager whose Maserati was sideswiped early Sunday in the Goose Island neighborhood, Chicago Police said.

Angelo Bennett, 24, of the 4300 block of North Ashland, was charged with one count each of first-degree murder, aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and attempted first-degree murder, police said.

Bennett is accused of killing Charles Jones, who was the manager of the Factory Chicago, a gentleman’s club in the 12000 block of South Doty, and wounding a 44-year-old woman in Jones’ car. The shooting started about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, after a 2005 Buick LaCrosse sideswiped Jones’ Maserati in the 1000 block of North Branch Street on the Near North Side, police said.

The club posted on its Twitter account Sunday morning, “God called his soldier home . . . R.I.P. Charles Jones.”

Jones had pulled over after the crash and went to talk to the driver of the Buick. The driver and a passenger got out of the Buick, walked over to another vehicle and then to the Maserati, police said. One of them opened fire on Jones and the woman in his passenger seat.

Jones was shot in the head and the woman was struck in the back or hip, authorities said. Jones was declared dead at 3:33 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the woman was treated.

The car Jones was driving had Texas license plates, but a police source said he lived on the Near North Side. The medical examiner’s office listed his home address as Miami, Fla.

Bennett was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, police said.



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