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60-year-old man dies weeks after Roseland drive-by shooting

Shelby Turner | Cook County sheriff's office

A 60-year-old man died Thursday night, more than two weeks after he was shot in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Clarence Jones was in the 11400 block of South Stewart about 2:40 p.m. June 27 when a vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was shot in the back and was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Jones lived in the same block where the shooting occurred.

An autopsy Friday showed that Jones died from complications of a gunshot wound to the torso, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Two men were arrested the night of the shooting, police said.

Shelby Turner, 22, and 21-year-old Gary Johnson were initially charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder, police said.

On June 30, bond was set at $750,000 for Johnson, and Turner was ordered held without bond, according to court records. They are next scheduled to appear in court on July 25.

Police initially reported that Jones had died the day he was shot, but later said that report was erroneous.

Gary Johnson | Cook County sheriff’s office
Gary Johnson | Cook County sheriff’s office