65-year-old man found dead near downtown Arlington Heights

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A man was found dead Thursday afternoon near Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway. | Google Earth

Authorities are investigating the death of a 65-year-old man who was found unresponsive Thursday afternoon near downtown Arlington Heights.

The man was found about 3:30 p.m. near Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway, according to police in the northwest suburb. Foul play isn’t suspected in the death, which appeared tobe of natural causes.

An autopsy Friday did not immediately rule on the cause and manner of his death pending further investigation.

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About 5:30 a.m., the man confronted someone trying to break into his car in the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.
About 4 p.m., he was riding a bike in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when someone fired shots at him from a dark-colored sedan, Chicago police said.
The man, 45, left his car to exchange information with the driver of the striking vehicle when an argument between the two began, police said.
Overwhelmed by fear and anxiety, man considers running away or killing himself.
Days earlier, a shootout between two people left a woman dead and two others wounded, including one of the alleged gunmen, according to police.