Uncle Killed Trying to Stop Sexual Assault of Niece in Burnside Home, Police Find 'Inconsistencies' in Story - NBC Chicago

Uncle Killed Trying to Stop Sexual Assault of Niece in Burnside Home, Police Find 'Inconsistencies' in Story

A 17-year-old girl's uncle rushed to her aid after hearing screams from her bedroom

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    'Inconsistencies' Found in Burnside Homicide Investigation, Police Say

    Chicago police revealed Friday evening that there were inconsistencies in a sexual assault turned murder investigation in the city's Burnside neighborhood. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 8, 2019)

    Chicago police investigators have found inconsistencies in the initial story of a man who was shot and killed after rushing to help his teenage niece who was being sexually assaulted in a Burnside home, a police spokesman said. 

    Around 9 p.m. Thursday, a man entered the home in the 500 block of East 89th Place through a window and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl her in bedroom, police said. 

    The girl's uncle, a 66-year-old man, rushed to her aid after hearing her screams and was shot by the attacker in the head and back, according to police. 

    The man was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The teen was taken to Trinity Hospital where her condition had stabilized, authorities said. 

    Uncle Killed Trying to Stop Sexual Assault of Niece in Home

    [NATL CHI] Uncle Killed Trying to Stop Sexual Assault of Niece in Home

    A man was killed Thursday after rushing to help his teenage niece who was being sexually assaulted in her bedroom in a Burnside home, authorities said. Lauren Petty reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019)

    Police said offender was invited to the house by the teenage victim, and that interrogations were continuing as of Friday afternoon. The incident appeared to be isolated in nature, CPD Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. 

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