Man, 72, killed in Grand Crossing shooting

The 72-year-old was in a store when someone walked up and shot him in the back, police said.

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A 72-year-old man was shot dead Aug. 5, 2020, in the 7300 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

A 72-year-old man was shot dead Aug. 5, 2020, in the 7300 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

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A man was fatally shot Wednesday in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

The 72-year-old entered an auto dealership about 3 p.m. to demand his money from a man who then allegedly pulled out a gun and fired a shot during a dispute, Chicago police said.

The shooting happened at Dunmore Auto Sales, 7320 S. Stony Island Ave., according to a police source.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 8:06 a.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was identified as James Kelley, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

Officers arrested a suspect shortly after the shooting, police said. No charges have been filed.

Area One detectives are investigating.

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