Shooter who killed a man at a vigil outside Christ Hospital was on felony bail, prosecutors say

Chicago — Prosecutors say a man who was on felony bail shot and killed another man outside an Oak Lawn hospital, where people had gathered to support someone who had just been murdered at a social gathering in Chicago.

Marques Rose, 36, and the victim, 28-year-old Brandon McGee of Rockford, were part of a social club for automotive enthusiasts that gathered in the 900 block of West 87th on Friday night, prosecutors said.

Marques Rose | Chicago Police Department

Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, two men were shot at the gathering, and one was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. Many social club members traveled to the hospital and gathered in the parking lot, including Rose and McGee, Assistant State’s Attorney Leonore Carlson said.

The two men got into an argument that turned physical outside the hospital. At one point, McGee pushed Rose to the ground, and Rose threatened to kill McGee before they separated and walked away. But Rose returned to the group a few moments later and shot McGee in the head, killing him, Carlson said.

Police officers who were at the hospital ran toward the gunfire, found McGee, and allegedly saw Rose walking away from the scene with a gun in his hand. Witnesses identified Rose as the shooter, and police arrested him after a short foot chase.

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Carlson said surveillance video corroborates witnesses’ accounts of the shooting, and Rose’s hands tested positive for gunshot residue.

Judge Barbara Dawkins held Rose without bail on one count of first-degree murder. She also ordered him held without bail for violating bond in a pending felony case.

In that case, Chicago police said they pulled Rose over on June 6 for running two red lights and a stop sign. Rose allegedly got out of the car, walked away, and ignored the officer’s commands to stop.

Prosecutors said he resisted arrest, causing one officer to suffer a sprained wrist and the other to injure a wrist. Rose, a six-time convicted felon, was charged with resisting police, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, and multiple traffic offenses, according to police records.

Editor’s note: Because the allegations stem from a shooting outside the Chicago city limits, Rose will not be included in CWBChicago’s list of people charged with shooting, killing, or trying to shoot or kill people while on felony bond. He will, however, get a “dishonorable mention.”

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