CHICAGO (CBS) – Two people are being questioned in a robbery and shooting that left one man dead Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Akeem J. Morris — was with five other people in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue about 6:39 p.m. when three men approached and announced a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.READ MORE: 1,250 New COVID-19 Cases In Indiana Thursday
One of the robbers pulled out a handgun, and Morris tussled with him to try to get the gun, police said. As the two struggled, the robber shot Morris in the face.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Coronavirus Cases Down Over The Past Week, But Hospitalizations Still Climbing
Paramedics took Morris in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:46 p.m., authorities said.MORE NEWS: Over 15,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Two of the three men are in custody, and charges are pending, Perez said.