Burnside Man Impaled on Fence, Death Ruled a Homicide

By Tanveer Ali on June 17, 2013 6:34pm 

 Edward James Scott, 48, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died Sunday night after being impaled on a fence post outside his Burnside home.
Edward James Scott, 48, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died Sunday night after being impaled on a fence post outside his Burnside home.
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CHICAGO — The death of a Burnside man impaled on a fence outside his home Sunday night has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.

Edward James Scott, 48, of the 9100 block of South Greenwood Avenue, died of head injuries and an impalement on a fence post while he was assaulted, an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office found.

A conflict involving Scott and others began near his home about 8 p.m., according to Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Someone struck him in the head, leading him to fall face first onto a fence post that punctured his eye. Scott then suffered blunt trauma after falling to the ground, Zala said.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:56 p.m.

No one has been charged in his death.

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