Omar Maslat | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Omar Maslaten-usWed, 02 Apr 2014 09:52:06 -0500Joey Jones held without bond in killing of Omar Maslat in Chicago Lawn<a href=""><img src="" alt="Joey Jones / Photo from Chicago Police" width="100%" height="auto" class="size-medium wp-image-4948" /></a> <p>BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN<br /> Chicago Sun-Times</p> <p><a href="">Joey Jones</a> was ordered held without bond Wednesday on charges he shot a cashier to death in Chicago Lawn and wounded another man in Uptown Tuesday morning.</p> <p>Jones, 31, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder and attempted murder, according to a statement from Chicago Police.</p> <p>About 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jones shot 57-year-old <a href="">Omar Maslat</a>, as Maslat tried to lock the front gate to the front door of the Super Sale Food Mart early Tuesday morning, Cook County prosecutors said at a bond hearing Wednesday.<br /> <span id="more-4947"></span><br /> <iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>Maslat was taking orders from a store clerk who Jones had thrown change at after requesting, then receiving a display T-shirt in the store, Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack said.</p> <p>When Jones went to another aisle and grabbed a Gatorade, the clerk told Maslat to lock Jones inside the business in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street, Mack said.</p> <p>That’s when Jones shot Maslat in the chest with a revolver and fled in a white Ford Crown Victoria, Mack said.</p> <p>Maslat, of the 7200 block of West 87th Street in Bridgeview, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, authorities said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>Little more than three hours after Maslat was shot, Jones called his father asking for money and agreed to meet with him at a currency exchange in Uptown, Mack said.</p> <p>Jones’ father was also meeting a 50-year-old co-worker at the business, in the 4500 block of North Broadway, because he also needed to give him cash, Mack said.</p> <p>Jones’ father introduced his son to his friend but as the friend walked toward his car, Jones ran up from behind and shot the man in the neck.</p> <p>Jones then allegedly fled in his Crown Victoria with his girlfriend and infant twins in the car.</p> <p>He was captured on surveillance cameras in both shootings and his girlfriend saw him put the gun under the car seat after he fired and wounded the second victim, Mack said.</p> <p>Jones was arrested Tuesday night at his apartment in the 3000 block of West Armitage Avenue.</p> <p>There, officers recovered a Smith &#038; Wesson, a .38 caliber, six-shot revolver loaded with three live rounds and two expended casings, Mack said.</p> <p>Prosecutors, during Jones’ first court appearance, didn’t say what the motive was for the shootings.</p> <p>Jones’ criminal record includes three felony drug convictions.</p> <p>He will next appear in court April 21 for a preliminary hearing, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.</p> Chase DiFeliciantonioWed, 02 Apr 2014 09:52:06 -0500 MaslatJoey Jones