Cab Driver Dies After Robbery, Shooting

Edwin Obazuaye was robbed, shot on Chicago's south side last week, authorities said

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    Edwin Obazuaye

    A 48-year-old cab driver who was robbed and then shot by two men who hailed his car on the South Side last week has died, authorities said.

    South Holland's Edwin Obazuaye died just after 7 p.m. on Monday at Advocate Christ Hospital, four days after a bullet grazed his head and another pierced his back, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

    Obazuaye, of the 400 block of East 167th Street in the south suburb, was hailed in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood last Thursday at about 5:45 p.m., police said. The two men who climbed in his cab in the 8500 block of South Parnell Avenue quickly demanded Obazuaye’s possessions, police said.

    After traveling a little further than a mile, at least one of the men opened fire near West 91st Street and South Lafayette Avenue, striking the cabbie twice, authorities said.

    The two fled on foot, taking the Obazuaye’s cell phone, police said. It is unclear if they also stole money from him.

    No arrests had been made as of Tuesday evening and the slaying remained under investigation.