An 88-year-old man tragically died after he was pushed by a stranger who was trying to dig through his pockets.
Reports say that Arthur Hearn was waiting for a bus in Chicago when a young man attacked him, pushed him to the ground and proceeded to go through his pockets. The assailant and a female friend fled the scene, but a little while later, they flagged down police and told the officers where they left Hearn.
Sadly, Hearn died from a head injury he suffered from the fall, and now, the incident has been labeled a homicide.
“Just know that you have taken away a mentor to the community, and how many lives that you have really destroyed and affected,” said a family member of Hearn, who was a longtime barber.
“He was a great man,” said Hearn’s coworker Kevin McGahen. “I can think of countless times he's helped me out of a situation that I may have been in, whether spiritually, mentally or financially or whatever the case may be. He was a wonderful person.”
Reports say that in 1996, Hearn was shot in the leg while he was saving a woman from sexual assault, so family members suspect that the brave 88-year-old may have also fought back this time around.
Despite the case being labeled a homicide, police have yet to arrest the perpetrators.