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Man, 86, shot dead in West Pullman argument; person arrested

Police believe he was shot between Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.

A 84-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Dec. 21 in Englewood.
An 84-year-old man was shot dead September, 2020, in West Pullman.
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An 85-year-old is in custody after man in his 80s was found Sunday shot dead after a domestic dispute in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

The 86-year-old was found by a relative about 6 p.m. in a home in the 11900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, Chicago police said. He was shot in the leg by an 85-year-old man during a domestic incident, police said.

Herbert Davis, 86, was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Investigators believe he was shot between 2 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday, police said. A gun was recovered on the scene, and the 85-year-old man was taken into custody.

Charges are pending against him as Area Two detectives investigate.

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