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UPDATED 11/11/11 11:14 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are investigating a burglary at the home where a Chicago Police officer was allegedly stabbed to death by her grandson last week.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, the burglar apparently broke into Scott’s home in the 8800 block of South Wallace Street around 3:18 a.m. Thursday, and took a television set, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports


The suspect broke in through a rear window and is not in custody early Friday, Gaines said.

Meanwhile, Scott’s funeral was held Friday morning, a week after her grandson was charged.

Scott, a 25-year veteran of the department, was killed Nov. 4 at the home where she raised her four grandchildren.

Prosecutors say Scott was stabbed to death by a grandson, Keshawn Perkins, 15, after she confronted him about falling asleep watching TV and skipping classes at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep.

Perkins has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Enraged by his grandmother’s demands, Perkins allegedly hit Scott in the head with a lamp “until she shut up,” then stabbed her repeatedly with a kitchen knife, prosecutors said.

Scott was a mother of two who had adopted Keshawn and his three siblings seven years ago after her drug-addicted daughter’s children were taken into foster care because she could no longer care for them. Keshawn lived with his grandmother in the 8800 block of South Wallace Street.

Perkins had previously alleged that Scott had abused him, prompting an investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority that left Scott stripped of her police star.

But this week, police Supt. Garry McCarthy ordered Scott’s badge posthumously restored. Her star had been taken away after the abuse allegation, which dated back to 2007.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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