Alleged driver in murder by currency exchange held on $1M bail

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Markise Dordies / Chicago Police

The alleged driver in a deadly shootout in the parking lot of a South Side currency exchange was ordered held on $1 million bail Thursday.

Markise Dordies, 20, was arrested this week in connection with the shooting April 30 in the 100 block of West Garfield.

Kashai Jones, who is accused of shooting 36-year-old Deitrick Stogner was already ordered held without bail earlier this year, Cook County prosecutors said.

After Stogner and three of his friends had driven to a currency exchange in their black SUV that spring afternoon, Dordies, who was driving in another vehicle with Jones and two others, received a phone call, Assistant State’s Attorney Holly Grosshans said.

During that phone call, Dordies discussed a person in a vehicle at the address where Stogner was, authorities said.

Deitrick Stogner / Facebook

Deitrick Stogner / Facebook

Dordies then allegedly drove to the 100 block of West Garfield, pointed to the black SUV and did a U-turn, keeping Stogner and his friends from getting inside their vehicle.

At that time, Jones got out of the front passenger seat of the vehicle and started shooting his Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun at Stogner and his friends, Grosshans said.

Stogner was hit in the stomach as he and his friends tried to escape the hail of bullets.

Before falling, Stogner was able to get his 9mm and returned fire, striking Jones in the knee, Grosshans said.

Dordies eventually drove away, leaving the injured Jones behind, Grosshans said.

Jones fled on foot and threw his weapon away at a nearby Checkers hamburger stand, Grosshans said.

A witness attempted to help Jones when police arrived and took Jones to Stroger Hospital, where he was eventually arrested.

Witnesses identified Jones and Dordies and surveillance footage shows Jones shooting toward Stogner and the others and getting out of the car Dordies drove, Grosshans said.

The guns Jones and Stogner are accused of using in the shootout were recovered.

Dordies, of the 6800 block of South Clyde, was found delinquent seven times while he was a juvenile, Grosshans told Judge James Brown.

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