CHICAGO — A man who broke into a Chicago Lawn home later shot and killed a father who left the home in an effort to help the victim of the home invasion, neighbors and police said.
Dorvell Gogins, 23, of the 7000 block of South Hermitage Avenue in West Englewood, was charged with Brown's murder and an armed home invasion in the 6400 block of South Spaulding Avenue that happened a short time before, police said Saturday.
Brown and at least one other person was inside the home that Gogins broke into, police said.
After the home invasion, neighbors said, Brown tried to help the robbery victim and went after Gogins. Two blocks from the home, Gogins was hit by a car and broke both his legs, police said.
But Gogins was able to fire a shot that struck Brown in the chest, police said. A beige Lexus on the scene had a bullet hole in its windshield. A gun was found on the scene, police said.
Gogins was taken from the scene to Mount Sinai Hospital to be treated, fire offiicials said.
Brown, who lived in the 6200 block of South Albany Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
After Brown was killed Thursday, relatives — including Brown’s kindergarten-age son — flocked to the shooting site.
A neighbor described Brown as a helpful and good person who was "trying to do the right thing and end[ed] up in the wrong way."
Gogins is due in bond court Sunday.