Man dies month after West Town shooting

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Chicago Police investigate after a man was shot Aug. 27, 2016, in the 2000 block of West Maypole. | Network Video Productions

A 33-year-old man previously acquitted in the murder of a postal worker died Thursday, about a month after he was shot in the West Town neighborhood.

About 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Marvin Keyes was walking out of a home in the 2000 block of West Maypole when a silver car pulled up to him and a gunman got out to shoot him in the head, legs and right arm, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter got back in the car and took off.

Keyes was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Keyes, who lived in the 3600 block of West Douglas, was acquitted in April 2009 of the December 2006 killing of 44-year-old Suzette Coleman, a postal worker whom prosecutors said was caught in gang crossfire near her home in the 1300 block of South Millard, the Sun-Times previously reported.

No arrests have been made in Keyes’ slaying, police said Saturday. He was among 67 people shot across Chicago that weekend.

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