Chicago police seek help finding robber who killed Marine veteran


Chicago police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who killed a 60-year-old Marine veteran in a West Side robbery over the weekend.

Robert Sharpe was walking from his home to go for dialysis treatment for diabetes just before 5 a.m. Saturday when he was robbed and killed in the 400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, near Franklin Boulevard, according to a police alert.

Sharpe, a Marine veteran, was approached by a man who showed a revolver and demanded Sharpe’s wallet, according to the alert. Sharpe refused to give up his wallet, and the man shot him, police said. Police had previously said Sharpe was shot while struggling with his attacker.

Sharpe suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the left arm and was pronounced dead at 5:43 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Sharpe lived in the 4300 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to the office.

The attacker was last seen going east on Franklin Boulevard.

On Tuesday, police said the attacker was described as a black man with a medium complexion, standing 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, wearing dark clothing and a white half-mask with red on it. He was carrying a chrome-plated revolver.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8261.


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