Adult business near Roselle closes after fatal shooting

 
 
Updated 10/2/2018 7:18 AM
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  • The spa near Roselle where a fatal shooting occurred last week has closed permanently, according to police. They said they learned about the closure on Monday.

      The spa near Roselle where a fatal shooting occurred last week has closed permanently, according to police. They said they learned about the closure on Monday. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

An adult business near Roselle that was the site of a fatal shooting last week has closed, according to the DuPage County sheriff's office.

Sheriff's officials said the manager of Bella One Spa told them the 24-hour adult business on Lake Street is no longer in operation. Word of the closure came days after a Bartlett man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a security guard at the spa.

Donald R. Pelka, 59, is charged in the death of Kyle A. Gojdas, 29, of Glendale Heights.

Sheriff's deputies and Bloomingdale police who arrived around 3:30 a.m. Friday at Bella One Spa found Gojdas unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

About 10 minutes later, Hanover Park police stopped Pelka for speeding near Amarillo Street and Greenbrook Boulevard. While officers were talking with Pelka, they were advised his vehicle matched the description of one at the shooting scene. Pelka was arrested by Hanover Park police without incident and turned over to sheriff's deputies.

Pelka, a customer at Bella One Spa, initiated a confrontation with employees in the store, then engaged in an argument with Gojdas in the parking lot, before producing a handgun and shooting Gojdas twice in the torso, according to authorities.

Even before the deadly shooting, it appears the business was on the verge of closing.

The owners of the building had started the process to evict Bella One Spa about two weeks ago, county officials said.

The notice of eviction was filed after the building owners were fined $6,100 in connection with several violations, officials said.

In August, DuPage issued a violation notice against the building owners for having more than one use on the property, storing vehicles and equipment, and having trash containers stored outside. A default judgment was entered against the owners last month.

Friday's slaying was the second fatal shooting along the same stretch of Lake Street in less than four months. On June 3, Sanchez Townes-Elliot was shot to death inside a basement recording studio. A 30-year-old Oak Park man, Owen Reneau, has been charged with murder in that case.

Meanwhile, Pelka is being held in DuPage County jail on $1 million bail. His arraignment is set for Oct. 22.

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