Death outside a River North 7-Eleven ruled a homicide

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CHICAGO –  The death of a well-liked Magnificent Mile hotel bartender who died after being punched and then run over by a taxi in River North has been ruled a homicide.

Marques Gaines, 32, died February 7th.  He suffered multiple injuries after being punched in the head and knocked unconscious and then run over by a taxi at State and Hubbard streets.

Gaines had been drinking with co-workers at a sports bar when he got into an altercation outside a 7-Eleven store, where he had stopped to buy chips.

Minutes later, Gaines was run over by a cab. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.