Robbery suspect shot dead in Chatham Community

Chicago Police say a man was shot dead while trying to rob a 77-year-old man in the Chatham Community area mid-day Saturday.

The incident happened in the 500 block of East 89th Street at about 12:22 p.m. at a home garage. Investigators say a vehicle stopped on the driveway of the home, and an adult male alighted the car and brandished a weapon, asking the 77-year-old man for his belongings.

The robbery victim then, brought out a weapon and fired shots, striking the suspect in the head and to the chest. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

It is not immediately known if charges will be filed.