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East Chicago man dies from gunshot to head, police say

East Chicago man dies from gunshot to head, police say

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CHICAGO — An East Chicago man died after he was shot in the head in a vehicle in Chicago, police said.

James Roberson, 26, was declared dead on Wednesday from a gunshot wound, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Police responded at 4:07 a.m. June 26 to the 300 block of West 87th Street, the Chicago Police Department said.

Roberson was in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was traveling east on 87th Street when the rear window shattered, police reported. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back of his head and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Police are searching for a suspect and detectives are investigating the homicide.


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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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