Michael Haynes, a 6-7 forward from Chicago who signed with Iona for the 2012-13 season, was shot and killed on Thursday evening. He was 22 years old.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Haynes was shot dead while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home. Police said he was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back about 5:10 pm in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue. Acquaintances dropped him off at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he was declared dead about 6:25 pm, the newspaper added.