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Man fatally shot in Chatham

Julius Grier was in an apartment in the 7900 block of South Harvard Avenue when a male kicked down the back door and fired shots

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A 29-year-old man was fatally shot early Tuesday in Chatham on the South Side, police said.

The man was inside a 2nd-floor apartment about 1:15 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Harvard Avenue, when a male kicked down the back door and fired shots, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the abdomen and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Julius Grier of Chatham by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area Two detectives are investigating the fatal shooting.

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