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Man's Shooting Death Called Homicide

By Alex Parker | March 1, 2014 3:17pm

CHICAGO — A Roseland man was found fatally shot at his home Friday, and his death is being called a homicide.

Cleotha Brooks, 53, of the 0-100 block of East 104th Place, was found shot shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. He was declared dead at the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Police responded to the scene and found Brooks unresponsive with head trauma, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

On Saturday, an autopsy determined Brooks died of a gunshot wound to the face. The Medical Examiner's Office declared his death a homicide.

Police said an investigation is ongoing.