Man’s hit-and-run death outside Chicago Heights strip club ruled homicide

SHARE Man’s hit-and-run death outside Chicago Heights strip club ruled homicide
SHARE Man’s hit-and-run death outside Chicago Heights strip club ruled homicide

A vehicle fatally struck a 25-year-old man outside a south suburban strip club early Saturday, and authorities have launched a homicide investigation.

Crews responded at 4:10 a.m. to a call of a fight in the parking lot of Club 390, an adult entertainment club at 390 E. Joe Orr Road, according to Chicago Heights police.

Officers found Jose J. Romero on the ground with injuries to his head and body, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Romero, of the 3300 block of East 106th Street in Chicago, was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights, where he died at 7:10 a.m., authorities said. A Sunday autopsy found he was run over by a vehicle and ruled his death a homicide.

A club manager declined to comment.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call detectives at (708) 756-6422.

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