A man has been released without charges after another man was shot to death Thursday night in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Jermaine Marshall, 21, was in a store’s parking lot about 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 33rd Street when he walked up to a 2014 Nissan Altima and shots rang out, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Marshall, of the Back of the Yards neighborhood, was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the back and chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 8:36 p.m., police and the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Friday determined he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.
The only occupant of the Altima, a 27-year-old man, took off southbound on Damen after the shooting, police said at the time. A description of the car was provided to officers responding to the shooting, and the vehicle was curbed nearby.
Police initially said two weapons were recovered and the driver, who they referred to as a “person of interest” was taken into custody. Investigators were looking into reports that the suspected shooter is a concealed carry permit holder who was defending himself from an armed robbery when he opened fire.
As of Saturday morning, the 27-year-old man had been released without charges, police said. Area Central detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.