Richard Ray

Paralyzed Man Gunned Down Outside Suburban Movie Theater Identified

A paralyzed man gunned down outside a south suburban movie theater Monday night in front of his wife and child was identified Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. 

Timothy Horace, 31, was exiting a car with his family around 4:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of West 167th Street in Country Club Hills, near Marcus Cinema, when police say a man opened fire.

Authorities allege the man approached the trio from between parked cars, pushed passed the woman, raised an gun and fired “two to three” shots at the man in the wheelchair. Horace, who police initially said was 32 years old, was struck once in the chest and upper thigh, police said.

Police arrived on the scene shortly after the gunfire and attempted to give the wounded man CPR, authorities said. Other officers chased a car with four suspects in it but lost the vehicle near 152nd Street in Harvey.

The man in the wheelchair was taken to Christ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The chase began on Interstate 294 northbound during the peak of rush hour and continued on to the Tri-State Tollway.

Illinois State Police were looking for a black Mercedes.

Witnesses in the parking lot outside the theater described the scene where the shooting took place as "shocking."

"We just thought it was the sound effects of the movie," Robert Miranda said.

An investigation remained ongoing Tuesday. 

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