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Retired police sergeant critically injured in Far South Side shooting

Updated: March 11, 2014 1:58PM



A retired, blind Chicago Police sergeant was shot and seriously wounded by two suspects who broke into his home late Monday on the Far South Side.

The 73-year-old former cop was inside his home near East 115th Street and South Avenue G when two males forced their way in about 11:45 p.m., police said.

The robbers asked the retired sergeant if he had a safe, police said. The officer gave them the information but the robbers shot him in the neck anyway, officials said..

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning, police said.

The man’s wife was home at the time, but was uninjured, police said.

No one is in custody as Area South detectives investigate.



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