UPS Worker Killed While On Way to Work

Friday, Nov 15, 2013  |  Updated 6:34 AM CDT
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Man killed, possibly in botched robbery, while walking to train station.

Man killed, possibly in botched robbery, while walking to train station.

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A UPS employee was fatally shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood late Tuesday night while he was on his way to work.

Michael Sullivan, 53, was found dead shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Lake Street with a gun shot wound to the head. His body was found near a Green Line train station.

Police believe his death may have been the result of a botched robbery.

UPS officials say Sullivan worked for the company since 1981, and his shift was scheduled to start at 1 a.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street facility.

A UPS spokesperson said said Sullivan was a "valued member of the UPS family" and that he'd be missed.

Sullivan had two children and was also a grandfather of two. His family describes him as a hard-working man who would do anything for them.

"I miss my dad," Sullivan's daughter, LaToya Griffin said. "I want my dad back. It was a terrible mistake that someone made."

"He was a good guy. They took the wrong guy this time, over some senseless stuff. It really hurts," the victim's brother, Frederick Sullivan, said.

No one is in custody for the shooting.

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