38-year-old James Jones fatally shot in Chatham alley

James Jones, 38, was shot to death early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

Jones was driving south through an alley with a female passenger at 1:35 a.m. in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males in the alley, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He drove up to the trio and the two groups exchanged words before one of the males pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, authorities said. Jones, of the Chatham neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female got out of the vehicle and ran away after the shooting, police said.

Police said she was being uncooperative with investigators.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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