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Man shot to death during East Garfield Park robbery attempt

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A 60-year-old man was shot to death during an attempted robbery Saturday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Robert Sharpe was walking on the sidewalk at 4:55 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Franklin when an armed male confronted him and demanded his money, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The suspect then shot Sharpe in the left shoulder during a struggle before running away east on Franklin, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Sharpe was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:43 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.