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Death of man run hit by car in Austin ruled homicide by assault

SHARE Death of man run hit by car in Austin ruled homicide by assault
SHARE Death of man run hit by car in Austin ruled homicide by assault

Charges are pending against a person who allegedly assaulted a man during an argument, then ran him down with his vehicle Monday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.

Benjamin Herron, 54, got into a fight with another man at 7:52 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Division, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The suspect then intentionally struck Herron with a car.

Herron was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. He also lived in the Austin neighborhood.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of multiple injuries from an assault, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The suspect was taken into custody and charges against him were pending Tuesday, police said.

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