DAILYKENN.com -- An individual described as a "menace" by neighbors has been charged with first-degree murder.
The crime was committed in a crowded exercise room in a Chicago high-rise apartment building.
The victim 45-year-old Darrin Joss was shot in the head and chest while using a stationary bike.
A wheelchair-bound man was charged in a deadly shooting at a gym in a high-rise in Chicago's Fulton River District.
Reggie Daniel, 48, was charged with first-degree murder overnight.
A source close to the victim said Daniel was a "menace" in the building, saying several neighbors received death threats from him.
Police said around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Daniel shot 45-year-old Darrin Joss in the head and chest. The victim was on a stationery bike inside a packed workout room on the eighth floor of an apartment building at 555 West Kinzie Street when he was killed.
Investigators said Daniel left the scene after the shooting and turned himself in at police headquarters early Thursday morning.
"Relieved I guess, you know that there's no one out on the loose anymore and that we can go about our lives," said resident Paul Cipollone.
In a statement released early Friday morning, police said the victim was shot after a verbal altercation. Neighbors said the two men had often argued about the suspect flirting with Joss' girlfriend. A source close to Joss said Daniel was constantly hitting on Joss' girlfriend and even touched her. And a day before his murder, "666" was written on Joss' car. The source also claims Daniel also harassed several other women in the building, causing confrontations, but complaints were allegedly shrugged off by building management.
However, resident Deniz Tumer said she never had a problem with him.
"He just seemed like a normal man, nothing," she said. "Not a bad vibe."
Joss was a futures trader, described by many as the life of the party.
"He was a big Iowa guy. So he was always wearing his Iowa gear and what not, and he was pretty cool as far as talking to him about football, whatever it is," Cipollone said.
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