CHICAGO (CBS) — A retired Chicago police sergeant who went blind from diabetes has died, two weeks after he was shot during a home invasion in the East Side neighborhood.
Elmer Brown, 73, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn early Monday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
He was shot in the neck two weeks ago, when two intruders dressed in hooded sweatshirts broke into his home near 115th Street and Avenue G, and demanded to know where he kept his safe. Although Brown complied with the intruders’ demands, they shot him anyway. His wife, who was also home at the time, was not shot.