Authorities Identify Man Shot to Death in Chicago Target Parking Lot

The 27-year-old person of interest in the shooting, a concealed carry permit holder, was released from custody without charges, according to police

Authorities have identified the 21-year-old man shot to death by a concealed carry permit holder in the parking lot of a Chicago Target store on Thursday night. 

Jermaine Marshall, of the 4900 block of South Loomis Street, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. His death was ruled a homicide. 

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday in the 1900 block of West 33rd Street in the city's McKinley Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side, according to Chicago police. 

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Marshall on the ground in a parking lot shared by Target and Fifth Third Bank, with gunshot wounds to the back and chest, authorities said. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Officers then curbed a 2014 Nissan Altima, matching the description of a vehicle that fled southbound on South Damen Avenue, a short distance from the scene of the shooting, police said. 

The 27-year-old driver, the only occupant of the Altima, was taken into custody and two weapons were recovered, according to police. The Chicago Tribune reports that he told officers that Marshall walked up to his car and tried to rob him at gunpoint, and the driver fired his own gun during the ensuing altercation. 

The driver is a concealed carry permit holder, according to Chicago police, and was released from custody without charges. The investigation remains ongoing. 

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