Good Samaritan Slain
- A man was shot to death as he tried to help a woman being robbed of her purse on the West Side Monday evening, police say.
Bobby Butler, 55, was shot in the abdomen just before 6 p.m. Monday in the Lawndale neighborhood and was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The woman had walked from a nearby "L" stop to her car and was about to get in when she was confronted by a man about 25 to 30 years old who threatened her with a gun, according to a police report. Butler saw what was going on, came up to the robber, tried to stop him, and was shot, according to the report.
The robber ran away. The woman was unharmed, according to police.
Labels: gun issues