WINDY CITY TIMES
||Man charged with killing three in hit-and-run at Jeffery Pub [UPDATE]
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South Side resident Tavis Dunbar has been charged with murder after a hit-and-run crash that killed three people and injured a fourth person outside the Black gay bar Jeffery Pub last week, Block Club Chicago reported.
According to a police report Windy City Times received, Dunbar, 34, of the 7000 block of South Emerald Avenue, is facing three felony counts of first-degree murder and one felony count of attempted first-degree murder.
Dunbar was arrested Aug. 22 in the 5100 block of South Wentworth Avenue. The offender surrendered to police, at which time he was placed into custody and charged accordingly.
Those killed included Devonta Vivetter, 27, of Chicago; Jaylen Ausley, 23; and Donald Huey, 25, of suburban South Holland.
A fourth man, 21-year-old Carlee J. McKinney, survived the crash and told ABC Chicago he was out at the bar with Vivetter and Huey, his two best friends, per Block Club.
According to the Chicago Tribune, as a fight broke out in front of Jeffery Pub that night, Dunbar reportedly left and said, "I got something for you, you m*****f******."
Dunbar appeared in bond court Aug. 23; Judge Susana Ortiz ordered him held without bail.
On Aug. 21, a brief memorial service was held at The Rainbow Beach Field House to honor those killed; details of that event are at windycitytimes.com/lgbt/Families-and-activists-gather-to-honor-Jeffery-Pub-hit-and-run-victims/73818.html .
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