Man shot in Austin dies 3 weeks later

SHARE Man shot in Austin dies 3 weeks later

900 block of North Latrobe | Google Earth

A man died Monday afternoon, three weeks after he was wounded in a shooting in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Zakar Brown, 22, and a 19-year-old man heard gunfire and realized they’d been shot at 4:17 p.m. April 23 in the 900 block of North Latrobe, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The younger man suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, while Brown was shot in his right thigh, authorities said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital, where Brown was initially listed in critical condition and the younger man was in good condition.

Brown, who lived in the Austin neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 4:04 p.m. on Monday, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Tuesday found he died of his gunshot wound and his death was ruled a homicide.

Area North detectives were investigating the shooting.

The Latest
The new defensive coordinator is confident he can make a difference even though Matt Eberflus will be calling plays. “I will do everything that a coordinator is doing without actually calling the defense,” Washington said.
Waldron claimed his offense would work for either Fields or a draft choice. The Bears, though, are hiring him to coach one and not the other. And there’s no question the Bears job was attractive because of the No. 1 pick.
More than 58,000 AT&T customers were without cellular service around midday Thursday in locations including Houston, Atlanta and Chicago, according to data from Downdetector.
As always, the focus is on the Bears quarterback situation.