Police said they have discovered “inconsistencies” in the narrative of an uncle who was lethally shot while attempting to protect his niece from being explicitly attacked in the Burnside neighborhood Thursday night.
CPD representative Anthony Guglielmi said Friday their investigation had uncovered the suspect was welcome to the home by the teenager. He additionally said the incident seems separated in nature.
Police at first detailed the incident as a home intrusion, with the man picking up section through a window around 9 p.m. Police said he at that point explicitly ambushed a 17-year-old young girl in her room.
The injured individual’s 66-year-old uncle heard her shouting and came to help her when he was shot in the head and back by the attacker, police said. He was moved to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The injured individual has been recognized by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. ABC7 Chicago isn’t naming him to ensure and protect the identity of the young girl.
The high schooler young girl was sent to Trinity Hospital in stable condition, police said.
An individual of intrigue was escaping the scene when he was arrested by responding officials, police said.
Neighbors saw the police action and can’t accept what occurred.
“I believe it’s horrible on the grounds that nothing truly occurs on this block, so I believe it’s extremely pitiful that happened to him and his family and everyone who lived in that house,” said neighbor Bryanna Lewis.
“I am completely stunned, reclaimed, sort of overwhelming,” said neighbor Andre Lowery.
Lowery said he trusts “the justice framework does precisely what it should do, pursues the convention and takes care of him until the end of time.”
Guglielmi said the investigation is continuing and cross-examinations proceed.