Bond Denied For Man Charged In Two Shootings
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CHICAGO (CBS) – The man accused of killing a convenience store clerk and shooting a father of 10 asked for protective custody at his bond hearing Wednesday, but the judge denied his request.
Joey Jones, 31, was ordered held without bail; charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 57-year-old Omar Maslat, and attempted murder in the shooting of 50-year-old Brion Payne.
Jones’ crime spree started around 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Super Sale Food Mart in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street.
Cook County prosecutors said Jones had thrown change at a clerk at the Chicago Lawn convenience store to pay for a T-shirt he wanted. He then grabbed a bottle of Gatorade and shot Maslat in the chest, after another employee told Maslat to lock Jones inside the store and keep him from stealing the Gatorade.
Jones fled the scene in a white Ford Crown Victoria.
Maslat, of Bridgeview, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
“I feel real bad that this happened to him,” said Maslat’s former co-worker Mohammad Mohammad.
He said Maslat only wanted to provide for his sons and send money to his wife in Jordan.
“If he saw you were mad at something, he did his best to make you happy,” Mohammad said. “If he saw you were needing of something he would definitely help you.”
After shooting Malsat, Jones called his father to ask for money, and met him shortly before 10 a.m. at a Currency Exchange in the 4500 block of North Broadway.
When Jones met his father at the Currency Exchange, his father introduced him to 50-year-old Brion Payne, a friend who also was borrowing money from Jones’ father. Prosecutors said Jones walked up behind Payne at the Currency Exchange and shot him in the neck.
Payne, a father of 10, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was in serious condition Wednesday.
“He is a loving guy,” said his daughter, Tyshayna Culpepper. “He’s a good person, and it kind of sucks that somebody would do something like that.”
Payne’s girlfriend, Jessica Rosado, said “he’d come home every day from work, spend time with his kids, go work, come home. I don’t know why somebody would do this to him.”
Prosecutors said Jones’ girlfriend, their twin infants, and his girlfriend’s sister were waiting in his car near the Currency Exchange when he shot Payne.
Police arrested Jones after finding the getaway car near his home in the 3000 block of West Armitage Avenue.
Both shootings were caught on surveillance video.
When he appeared in court for a bond hearing Wednesday, Jones asked to be placed in protective custody while in jail, claiming he was being harassed by Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and feared for his life.
The judge denied that request and ordered Jones held without bond.
Jones’ attorney declined comment.