Man found shot to death Saturday in Austin identified

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A 26-year-old man was found shot to death on the sidewalk late Saturday in the 400 block of South Cicero. | Network Video Productions

A man was found shot to death late Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 10:50 p.m. in the 400 block of South Cicero found 27-year-old Najee Williams lying on the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said he was 26.

Williams, who lived in the 1000 block of North Austin, was taken to Loretto Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the back, and his death was ruled a homicide.

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