Man shot to death at Amber Inn Motel parking lot

Police said robbery appears to be the motive.

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A shooting at the Amber Inn Motel, 3901 S. Michigan Ave., left a man dead Feb. 19, 2020.

A shooting at the Amber Inn Motel, 3901 S. Michigan Ave., left a man dead Feb. 19, 2020.

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A 39-year-old man was killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Amber Inn Motel in Bronzeville on the South Side, police said.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 3 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Michigan Avenue and found Deangelo Gray, of Houston, unconscious on the ground in the parking lot of the motel, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. 

Gray suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and hand, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

An autopsy confirmed he died of multiple gunshot wounds, and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Surveillance video of the incident shows him approach a Jeep Patriot in the parking lot when someone inside the car opens fire, striking Gray once, police said. 

He runs but is shot “several more times,” police said. Investigators recovered eight 9mm shell casings in the parking lot. 

Police said the Jeep was missing a front license plate and may have had cardboard on one of its windows. The SUV was last seen southbound on Prairie Avenue.

The shooting appears to be robbery-related, and a gun was found on Gray at the hospital, police said. 

No arrests have been reported. Area Central detectives are investigating. 

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