Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Breaking News: Burlary Suspect Shot by Homeowner Dies

Link to Story: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/person-shot-during-possible-robbery-in-south-shore.html

September 22, 2009 7:37 AM BREAKING STORY

A man police described as a burglary suspect who was shot by a homeowner Monday morning in the South Shore neighborhood has died, authorities said this morning.

Maurice Smith, 45, of the 2900 block of East 81st Place, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m., according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Smith and another unknown suspect were attempting to burglarize a home in the 7100 block of South Coles Avenue when the homeowner caught them and opened fire, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

The other suspect fled the scene, Perez said. The homeowner has not been charged in the incident, Perez said.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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