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Robber Shot Dead After Victim Defends Himself Near Goudy Elementary


Photo Credit: Alexandra Chachkevitch / Chicago Tribune

A 28-year-old man was shot Thursday evening around 10:30 p.m. after he attempted to rob two 23-year-old men near Goudy Elementary School. The 28-year-old was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

According to the Tribune, the two 23-year-old men were unloading a black toyota near the intersection of Winona and Winthrop in the 48th Ward. The 28-year-old walked up to the two men announcing a robbery.

One of the 23-year-old men handed over his cell phone and wallet. Then the robber demanded the car as well. That is when the other 23-year-old man pulled out a gun and shot the robber multiple times.

The robber’s gun and the 23-year-old’s gun were both recovered at the scene. Police said that the robber was on parole for a previous armed robbery conviction.

Alderman Harry Osterman said in a statement today, “The police are reviewing surveillance video and fully investigating this shooting death. I will have more information about the incident next week.”

The Alderman added that if anyone has further information about this case, please contact Area North Detectives at 312-744-5277 or Marko Zaric in his office at Marko@48thward.org or 773-784-5277.


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