(CBS) — When the Cubs and White Sox faced off at Wrigley Field Monday, there was a noticeable absence outside of the ballpark.

Longtime Cubs employee Jabari Davis was shot and killed in his home.

Davis operated a lot for the Cubs on Irving Park Road for more than a decade.

He was more than just another face, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

“It’s like I lost half of me. That’s how kind-hearted this boy was,” resident Allie Shiverswang says.

His mother, Linda Davis, was at her son’s South Side apartment the morning he was shot.

“I heard gunshots,” she says. “I heard my son call me mama. That’s all I heard.”

Her son’s life was picking his mom up at night at the bus stop.

“We are saddened,” the team said in a statement. “Davis took great pride in his work and was always eager to help Cubs fans. He will certainly be missed by many.”

Many include a mother and a woman who lived near the lot he ran.


“I don’t know why the good one’s got to go so quick,” Shiverswang says.


There are no suspects, police said.

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