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Man found dead in East Garfield Park was shot in neck

A man was found dead early Thursday in East Garfield Park on the West Side. | Network Video Productions

A 25-year-old man who was found dead early Thursday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side was shot and his death has been ruled a homicide.

Officers responding to a call of a person down in the 3200 block of West Washington at 1:59 a.m. found Christopher H. Roberson on the sidewalk with trauma to the back of his head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Roberson, of the 7700 block of South Lowe, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:03 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the neck, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.