A 25-year-old Brighton Park man was shot dead as he drove south on Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton this morning.
|Navarro | Illinois Dept of Corrections|
The man has been identified by a police source as Jorge Navarro, who was paroled last September after serving part of a 3-year sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle, according to state records.
Navarro’s Lexus struck the center median and crashed after the 3:45 a.m. shooting.
A male passenger in Navarro’s car called 911 to report that shots were fired from a passing vehicle and that his friend, Navarro, “isn’t waking up.” That man and a female were not injured, police said.
Navarro is a documented gang member who was arrested last month for aggravated assault of a state employee.
According to prison admission records, Navarro sports a number of tattoos including several 5-point stars. His right hand was emblazoned with the words “Motivation,” “Family,” “Bang,” and “Heavan.”