Former Sergeant Dies Two Weeks After Home Invasion

Elmer Brown had been at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn since the March 10 attack

Monday, Mar 24, 2014  |  Updated 11:00 AM CDT
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A retired Chicago police sergeant died early Monday, two weeks after being critically wounded during a robbery in his south side home.

Mary Ann Brown confirmed the death of her husband, Elmer Brown, to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Brown, 73, was shot in the neck on March 10 when two men busted into the home near East 115th Street and South Avenue G and asked about a safe.

The former sergeant, who was a diabetic and had lost his vision, had been at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn since the attack. His wife was not injured.

Brown's caregiver, Eva Luna, said she believed the couple was targeted because of their age.

"Maybe because they notice there are seniors around this whole area," said Eva Luna.

No one was in custody with the crime.

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