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Rogers Park man shot as he walked his dog
by Matt Simonette
2018-09-30

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A 73-year-old gay man was killed in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the city's North Side the morning of Sept. 30.

Douglass Watts was found fatally shot, with a single gunshot would to the head, just outside 1425 W. Sherwin Ave. at approximately 10:07 a.m., according to Chicago Police Department. Local residents believe he had been walking his dogs and that the murder followed a robbery attempt.

"The police are still investigating, but they believe the shooting occurred as a result of an attempted robbery," said Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) on Facebook. "Police are reviewing surveillance camera footage and interviewing several witnesses. "

A neighbor told WGN TV she heard the gunshot, and found Watts facedown in the street.

Windy City Times will update the story as more information becomes available. WGN TV's story is at wgntv.com/2018/09/30/rogers-park-man-shot-execution-style-while-walking-dogs-neighbor-says/ .

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for funeral expenses and to honor his memory at

www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-douglass-watts .


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