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West Town Man Becomes City’s First Homicide Of 2013



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CHICAGO (STMW) – A West Town neighborhood man became the city’s first homicide victim in 2013.

Police responded to a call of a person down in the 700 block of North Noble Street at 3:45 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. Officers discovered a 20-year-old man laying on the ground and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the throat.

Octavius Dontrell Lamb, of the 700 block of North Throop Street, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:16 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

No one is in custody and Area Central detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)