Man Beaten To Death On South Side Street

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police are investigating the death of a man in his 40s who was beaten by a group early Sunday morning on the South Side.

Authorities still have not identified the man.

Police say that about 3 a.m. Sunday, the man and a friend left another man’s home – and, while they were on the 7900 block of South Greenwood Avenue, they were approached by another man who asked to use the friend’s cell phone.

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The friend said no – and then a fight started, police say, as other men – possibly as many as five – joined in.

At some point, the man with the cell phone ran for help and the man in his 40s was ultimately beaten to death.

A police spokesman says authorities are hoping security videos from businesses in the area will help in the investigation.

An autopsy is set for Monday.

  • NWA

    This is how we roll on the SOUTH SIDE!

  • darnshame

    U got young white kids marching for equal rights while some of the black ones are robbing and killing. SMH. THERE WILL BE NO BLACK MEN LEFT IF THIS CONTINUES….SHAME ON YOU THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!

  • Disgusted with CBS

    I agree, Mr. Yard Ape. I turned on my computer this morning to find that CBS has deleted literally dozens of comments. What’s up with that CBS?

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