A man has been charged with killing 3 individuals and injuring a fourth after driving his vehicle through a crowd outside a widely known gay bar on the South Shore earlier in the month.
Tavis Dunbar, 34, was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, according to Cook County court documents and an arrest report, just a week after he hit the men as they scuffled outside of the Jeffery Pub at 7041 S. Jeffery Blvd. on Aug. 14.
Numerous videos captured the fatal crash, which showed some of the victims being thrown through the air. According to a police report, at least one of the victims ended up landing on the next block.
The vehicle reportedly utilized in the attack was retrieved by Chicago police streets away, but Dunbar managed to remain at large.
According to the arrest report, he was arrested on Monday morning after his lawyer contacted the police and made arrangements for his surrender. Using video evidence and witness statements, investigators identified him as the purported driver.
According to Cook County court records, Dunbar previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of domestic battery in 2011 and was sentenced to a year of probation, which he later violated and did not successfully finish. He has also been served with two protective orders.
According to court records, he was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for a bond hearing.