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Rogers Park man dies in drive-by shooting

Posted by jsilva3 on April 6, 2012

By Jose Silva

A man was killed after being shot in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

James Brown, 22 was taken to St. Francis Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

A 22-year-old man was killed after being shot in a drive-by shooting this afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood, officials said.

James Brown, of the 3200 block of North Central Park Avenue, was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Brown was on the 6800 block of North Ashland Avenue when he was shot in the upper torso at 2:05 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The man was taken to the hospital but was reported dead on arrival, said Mirabelli.

Police said Brown was outside when he was shot. An older, dark-colored vehicle was seen quickly leaving the area, said Mirabelli.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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Uptown man dies trying to remove his pacemaker

Posted by Ted Ballantine on November 2, 2011

A 47-year-old Uptown man died Monday night when he apparently punctured his chest and tried to remove his pacemaker. Paramedics were first called when the man complained of chest pains.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

“A 47-year-old man living in a group home in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood died Monday night after he tried to remove his heart pacemaker from his chest, officials said.

The man, who lived in the 4700 block of North Winthrop Avenue, was pronounced dead at 11:33 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Fire Department paramedics were called after the man told a worker in the home that he was experiencing chest pains and asked them to call an ambulance.

The man returned to his room, where he remained until paramedics arrived, police said. When they did, he complained to them about chest pains and was taken to the ambulance where he fell unconscious, police said.

As paramedics were trying to revive him, they discovered a puncture wound on the upper left side of his chest, police said. At some point, police were called when it became apparent that the man had been stabbed, police said.

After the man was taken to the hospital, a doctor told police that the man had apparently tried to remove his pacemaker himself, police said. It was not known what the man used in that attempt.

The man may have had underlying mental and medical issues, police said. A representative of the group home could not provide any information.”

-Ted Ballantine

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Police hunt for hit-and-run driver who killed Uptown woman

Posted by allywatt on September 27, 2011

Site of hit-and-run.

Chicago police are searching for a driver who hit an Uptown woman, put the car in reverse, and hit her again before driving away.

Here’s the story from the Chicago Tribune:

Police in Chicago are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 43-year-old woman in the city’s Uptown neighborhood.

Authorities say they believe the driver plowed into Beverly Akerson as she was crossing the street, before stopping, putting the car in reverse and hitting her again.

Akerson was struck early Saturday and died about eight hours later.

Police say they have two photos from a nearby surveillance camera that they’re hoping will lead to an arrest.

Investigators say the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan that might have front end damage.

This article, also from the Chicago Tribune, provides the location of the incident and photos of the vehicle that allegedly hit Akerson:

The hit-and-run crash happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on the 4700 block of North Sheridan Road near Lawrence Avenue, police said.

Killed was Beverly Akerson, of the 1200 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A nearby camera captured the image of a light-colored sedan traveling south on Sheridan Road, according to a community alert. The front of the vehicle may have front end damage.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the police’s Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.

- Alexandra Watt

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