This is Gonna Mess Up CompStat
Eighty-seven is a decent age to live until. Most of us probably won't see eighty-seven. But this guy might have topped ninety, if he hadn't been shot seventy years ago:
- For years, 87-year-old Tom Buchanan had talked vaguely about being shot. Now relatives are wondering exactly where and when Buchanan was wounded after the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined the wound contributed to his death this week, some seven decades later.
Buchanan was pronounced dead Sunday at 11:18 a.m. at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A Wednesday autopsy determined Buchanan, who lived in the Armour Square Apartments, an independent living facility in the 3200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, died of complications of intestinal obstruction and a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
“The autopsy determined that the gunshot ultimately caused the complications to his abdomen which eventually killed him,’’ said Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office. Shuftan said Buchanan was born March, 3, 1927.
A secondary cause of death was listed as heart disease, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled his death a homicide.
We'll bet you a million dollars Rahm and Garry cover this one up.